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Known Drive Shaft Issue on 2004 Cayenne

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  • 4 years later...

The Vertex bearing support mount is available from Amazon for less than $400.00 .I recently installed the support and could not be happier , It is by far easer than replacing the whole drive shaft and appears to be better engineered. If you are not going to install it yourself ,I would have a mechanic to do it ,since I believe it is a better fix,

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The rubber driveshaft support mount went out on me during travelling. I thought the tire was going major out of balance. Anyway I considered to buy $300+ replacement support, but did this: 

It is a hack, but the purpose of support mount is to absorb vibration and the heater hose can do that fine. It does not rotate, put significant load, etc. I also needed to repair right away and not wait for parts to arrive. The culprit is on rear driveshaft.

I used: (it really is $2 and 2 hours of time)

9 pcs 5/8" ID heater hose (3/4"OD), $2, 1.5~2" long pieces. (1" as in the Utube is just enough length, give a little extra)

14pcs 8" ziptie

wire cutter to cut the ziptie

2L plastic bottle; cut a piece and wrap around shaft+bearing to help hoses slide it in, and remove after. don't use 500ml drink bottles, too thin and will rip upon removal. Use hand sanitizer to lube up to ease install onto bearing. They evaporate and will contact tightly to bracket and bearing.

Several razor blade/utility knife to cut away remaining rubber mount. Replace frequently, sharp blades work much better. Its the most time consuming. Dont have to be perfect just cut off most of old rubber. Wear mechanics glove to prevent injuring hands.

13mm + 16mm and impact driver or rachet if not lazy

eye protection

someone on Utube suggested to cut 45 degree on end to ease install onto bearing. I don't suggest it, reduces surface area, and not necessary if using 2L plastic piece to guide hoses onto bearing. Install the hose assembly inside bracket, then slide it onto bearing.

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