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I got an estimate from my local indy on the cost to replace brake pads, rotors and sensors. He estimates $1500. Sounds about right?? He is a reprutable service center, but I am not certain about his level of Porsche expertise. Although I have read that brakes are pretty simple job for the Cayenne, so I am certain he can do a good job. Just wondering if the price is right and what would be recommended for the type of components for him to replace (as far as type, brand, etc). Thanks.

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At parts MSRP you are looking at about $952 in parts alone (for 17 inch rotors). It might be more if you have option brakes.

If you want exact MSRP on the parts give me your exact model and year and option code for your brakes.

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I just hit 58,500 on my 2005 Cayenne S and got a warning "Brake Pads Workshop". I plan to take it in for 60,000 mile service soon. Do I need to change the Brake Fluid? Is this a normal part of a brake pad replacement? On my other high performance sports cars, when I did the brake pads, I would typically either turn the rotors (on the vehicle) or replace the rotors. What do you guys recommend on this beast?

- CharlieS

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I just hit 58,500 on my 2005 Cayenne S and got a warning "Brake Pads Workshop". I plan to take it in for 60,000 mile service soon. Do I need to change the Brake Fluid? Is this a normal part of a brake pad replacement? On my other high performance sports cars, when I did the brake pads, I would typically either turn the rotors (on the vehicle) or replace the rotors. What do you guys recommend on this beast?

- CharlieS

Brake fluid is every two years or more often if you track the car.

I think you will find the rotors too far worn to turn - so plan on replacing them (at least the fronts).

There were lots of brake options on Cayenne's so make sure you get the right parts for the options on your car.

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A heads up to you: I replaced my front brakes and rotors about a year ago, and decided to put aftermarket parts from tirerack.com. I didn't buy cheap stuff, (rotors were $300, pads were $450), but now I have found that the rotors have warped and I have a horrible shimmy in the steering when I brake. Beware what parts you use, in fact I will only be putting Porsche approved parts on from now on... expensive lesson learned, so beware when you make your choice. Also, my local Porsche dealer would charge me $1,350 for front brakes, rotors, sensors, labor. Porsche NA apparently has a 20% off coupon through March 31, and my dealer told me they would give me 20% off labor, too. You may want to check this out. Best of luck,

Ken

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A heads up to you: I replaced my front brakes and rotors about a year ago, and decided to put aftermarket parts from tirerack.com. I didn't buy cheap stuff, (rotors were $300, pads were $450), but now I have found that the rotors have warped and I have a horrible shimmy in the steering when I brake. Beware what parts you use, in fact I will only be putting Porsche approved parts on from now on... expensive lesson learned, so beware when you make your choice.

Also, my local Porsche dealer would charge me $1,350 for front brakes, rotors, sensors, labor. Porsche NA apparently has a 20% off coupon through March 31, and my dealer told me they would give me 20% off labor, too. You may want to check this out. Best of luck,

Ken

I got an estimate from my local indy on the cost to replace brake pads, rotors and sensors. He estimates $1500. Sounds about right?? He is a reprutable service center, but I am not certain about his level of Porsche expertise. Although I have read that brakes are pretty simple job for the Cayenne, so I am certain he can do a good job. Just wondering if the price is right and what would be recommended for the type of components for him to replace (as far as type, brand, etc). Thanks.

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FYI - Went to the local Porsche dealership yesterday for their "annual" (oil changes, filter, diagnostic, etc). I thought I would take advantage of this by going through my list of "nagging" issues along with them telling me if there was anything else wrong. Also it allowed me to dream by sitting in the new CS and CS Hybrid (God, they are gorgeous!!).

My multi purppose display has a habit of fading away to the point where I cannot read it at all. They told me the only fix was to replace the instrument cluster (~$2k). I also asked them about the "dead spot" in my acceleration coming out of a slow roll. They could not find anything and surmised that it is due to the fact that my '06S did not have direct injection (surprise to me as I thought they all had it!!) and that it was a normal delay in getting fuel into the system. They did tell me that my brakes and rotors were shot (they were also surprised that I never got the warning from the sensors) and quoted me $1750. When I told them my indy quoted me $1500, they cme down to 1590 so I am taking it to them, just to be safe, I am waiting on the instrument cluster until it makes me totally nuts and I shell out the $2k.

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(I posted this at end of string - not sure it showed as a response though)

A heads up to you: I replaced my front brakes and rotors about a year ago, and decided to put aftermarket parts from tirerack.com. I didn't buy cheap stuff, (rotors were $300, pads were $450), but now I have found that the rotors have warped and I have a horrible shimmy in the steering when I brake. Beware what parts you use, in fact I will only be putting Porsche approved parts on from now on... expensive lesson learned, so beware when you make your choice.

Also, my local Porsche dealer would charge me $1,350 for front brakes, rotors, sensors, labor. Porsche NA apparently has a 20% off coupon through March 31, and my dealer told me they would give me 20% off labor, too. You may want to check this out. Best of luck,

Ken

I got an estimate from my local indy on the cost to replace brake pads, rotors and sensors. He estimates $1500. Sounds about right?? He is a reprutable service center, but I am not certain about his level of Porsche expertise. Although I have read that brakes are pretty simple job for the Cayenne, so I am certain he can do a good job. Just wondering if the price is right and what would be recommended for the type of components for him to replace (as far as type, brand, etc). Thanks.

Could not find the coupon you refer to on the Porsche NA site. COuld you please send the link?

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