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Replacing Cayenne rear hatch struts

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Replacing Cayenne rear hatch struts


Hi there, just completed a fairly simple but satisfying repair on my Cayenne. Although there are some instructions posted on this repair, I thought I would take some snapshots as I went just to provide a visual reference for anyone doing this job for the first time. First thing, open the hatch and pop off and disconnect the light: At the same time, remove the screw inside the anchor for the luggage net on each side: Pop off the center roof panel. I got this started by loosening the first

 

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Hi thanks for the article. I replaced the hatch strut 3 years ago, and it started to sag again so replaced the strut again.

This time, I replaced both hatch and glass struts, 4 struts total. I recommend to change all 4, because the hatch is actually held up by all 4 struts. Now the hatch practically flings open.

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Great tutorial, would just add other places to buy;

ebay ~$145 for the pair of hatch struts, $16-31 for glass struts.

ECStuning, ~$170 for the kit including new foam panels.

i went ebay before i knew ecs had them :(

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Thanks for the tutorial, just did this today and it helped alot. Easier when you can see pics of what you Will do before you start doing it.

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Are the parts and procedure the same for 2008 with power lift gate (hatch)

 

No it is a bit more complicated because of the hydraulic lines and bleeding is required. You would also need a transmission jack and at least 2 people as this power door is heavy. It will also likely need to have faults reset in the control module which will require a Porsche diagnostic tool ( PIWIS or PIWIS 2).

On the power rear lid cars - this is likely best done by a shop with the proper tools and training.

Any good Porsche shop should be able to do this.

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key tip is to put the internal balljoint on first and make sure you unclip the retaining clips on the receiver nearest the tailgate.  I used a snow shovel as a helper to hold up the tailgate.  should take you no more than an hour and 1/2 - last half hour is putting the bits back on the car.

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On 10/13/2014 at 8:04 AM, Loren said:

 

No it is a bit more complicated because of the hydraulic lines and bleeding is required. You would also need a transmission jack and at least 2 people as this power door is heavy. It will also likely need to have faults reset in the control module which will require a Porsche diagnostic tool (PIWIS or PIWIS 2).

On the power rear lid cars - this is likely best done by a shop with the proper tools and training.

Any good Porsche shop should be able to do this.

Reviving an old thread here.  

 

My power liftgate gradually sags after opening. Does anyone have a diagram of the parts for the power liftgate? I looked in PET, but it doesn't show the system in it's entirety, only the power part or the non-powered system. I suspect that the hydraulic motor and piston ( which is on the driver's side) acts as a helper to the primary lifting struts... I have no noise from the hydraulic motor and I am hoping that the primary struts are just worn out. Anyone have experience with this? Incidentally, I am not throwing any codes on the Durametric.

 

Cheers,
TomF

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