Question about Porsche Cayenne
Check all interior lights. Glovebox may not be closing all the way, or a door. Cycle all switches that control lights... Even trunk...
Posted on Nov 26, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
your camshaft position sensor may be going bad. usually with an old car it tend to go bad. The top of sensor can be covered or gumed up with grease, oil, dirt and cause it not to detect the flywheel turning. Camshaft sensor send single to your DME to deliver fuel and sparks to you engine. If camshaft sensor goes bad it will seem like your fuel pump and ignition coil is bad even-though they are good. Faulty camshaft sensor may caused you to have this issue and problems such as sometime it run good and all of sudden it shut off, sometime its start good and others time is doesn't start. Once the sensor goes bad, the car will not run. There are two Sensor one for the fuel and one for the sparks, I would replace both sensor because soon or later if it will go bad, it will leave you stranded although if you replace one you might as well replace the other. Check the coil and test using the light or volts tester to see you getting power to the coil, next check if your fuel pump is working, fuel pump will not stay running unless the sensor sense the flywheel is turning from your camshaft sensor. next time when your car does not start, check if you getting spark and fuel. Both sensor will cost you around 130 bucks. assuming your DME, fuel pump, coil, wires, etc... is working. keep me update and I will try to walk you through. btw stop by at any auto part store and pick yourself up Haynes auto repair book for your car, its a great tools and investment to have for your next repair work if you plan to keep your car and get to know the heart of it. good luck and i hope that help some.
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
SOURCE: Engine overheats
As you probably know, you're not alone in this. There's many reports of the PT's overheating.
In my research, there's a couple of things that you haven't mentioned that are worth checking.
1. Have a pressure check done on the cooling system. This will possilbly show you a leak in a head gasket that could be allowing coolant into the the cylinder, or exhaust.
Another way to check is there's a test kit that can check if there's combustible/emission elements in your coolant- one of the above tests would be worth doing to see if with all the overheating if the cylinder head may have warped and allowed leakage at the head gasket.
2. There's alot of talk in the forums about the fan motor on your car. Apparently this fan is a 2 speed unit and even if the fan is working it may only be working on the lower speed. The fan contacts tend to wear out and it may be on yours that the low speed is working, but the high speed may not be.
Good luck on this... seems to me that with this much of a problem there would be need for a dealer recall..
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
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i would ask the mechanic to check the ignition switch for pitting ....i had this problem with my honda accord for a long time until i finally just switched it for the second time and sanded it down to the point that it would touch but not keep contact to make the pitting .... hope this helped
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
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