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Help with broken air suspension cover

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I have a 2004 cayenne turbo and noticed some clunking under the drivers side wheel well. I looked underneath and noticed that the metal cover that surrounds the air suspension was cracked and bent outward at the top. I have no idea how this would have happen. I went ahead and bent off the pieces that were bent up against screws and the air suspension so that nothing sharp was touching the suspension parts. Is this something I should worry about continuing and should I get it fixed sooner than later. Thanks.


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That is what was broken and bent outwards. I removed the sharp ends that were close to the rubber air spring so that it would not puncture it. Is this something I can wait awhile to fix. What would happen it the air suspension bag where to get cut.

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On the 04's there was a batch of bad struts. The metal you describe suffers metal fatigue. This is the first time I have heard that this did not result in explosive decompression. Noted by a big bang then your nose down and running on the rubber bumpers. Get it sorted quickly, they can rebuild the strut and don't listen when they say you have to get it done in pairs. On my 04 both went one at 70k Miles and the other at 110K miles. Unlucky for me I still had the car hahaha.

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Does anyone have an idea how much it would cost to get the metal belows replaced on this strut. I am waiting to here back from the dealer but want to make sure I am getting charged a fair price. They said maybe 30 minutus to an hour repair. That that sound about right.

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This is exactly what happened to me - splitting without puncturing the bag. I even did the same: bending off the sharp parts to try and hold it on till the parts arrived. Definitely something to get done immediately. Mine was bulging pretty menacingly by the time I took it off. It's not a difficult job if you are into it, and bought the parts from Sunset - air spring was $394.

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