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During a routine oil change yesterday, I inspected the condition of the upper engine torque support arm (attaches from passenger side cylinder head to chassis) and noticed that the rubber bushing on the chassis side of the arm was cracked in multiple places. It looks like a pretty straight forward replacement job, but I couldn't find anything here as a DIY for this. Any special pointers on swapping this part out? I know the shop manual says to replace the mounting bolts at the same time.

Also, best price I've found so far is about $133 for the torque support. Anyone have a less costly source?

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Just bought one 6 months ago for my CTTS as I found the same thing as you, deteriorating bushings at 65K miles. Got it from Sonnen $128.95. The replacement was painted/anodized Black and my original was unpainted.

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Very straightforward swap. Un bolt both ends and drop the new mount in. 44 ft lbs to tighten the new mount.

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IIRC - you will need double-square drive bits to loosen the bolts on the support. There are kits available for not serious money..

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Removed and replaced the torque support this past weeked. The original torque support large bushing was completely broken - cracked on all sides. it was clearly incapable of serving its intended purpose. Here's a shot of the removed part:

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I would recommend that owners of first generation V8 Cayennes inspect this part and replace if necessary.

Edited by spooltime

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The torque support arm is designed to relieve stress on the passenger side motor mount, as well as keep other components in relative alighnment while the engine is twisting towards the passenger side fender under heavy torque load. Others may have noticed obvious symptons, but I didn't. I just did a visual inspection because this is a part known to eventually wear out over time. If yours has a crack or multilple cracks (like mine), the part has failed and should be replaced.

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Does anyone know what the part # for the black metal mount (not the torque arm) that mounts to the body and the torque arm attaches to?
Reason for asking is just changed out my leaking CET and noticed significant rust corrosion on the black steel mount itself

Edited by srfrdrew

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Is this a universal part.. meaning will this fit my 2004 Cayenne "S"

 

Did some research and there "may" be several different versions for the engine mount "bracket"?

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