In this guide, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to change engine torque arm, also known as torque rod on Porsche vehicles with V8 engine such as Cayenne.

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Park your Porsche and set the parking brake. park porsche
  2. Pull the hood release and open the hood. open porsche hood
  3. Remove the plastic trim around the engine bay. It is held in place with several plastic screws. Remove the T20 Torx screw by the windshield washer fluid cap. remove engine cover
  4. Use a 16mm socket to remove the bolt that secures the torque arm to the engine. porsche engine trust armYou will also need a 12mm triple square bit to counter hold the bolt and prevent it from spinning. porsche torque arm diy bolt shown
  5. Remove the 16mm bolt that secures the torque arm to the frame. REPLACE PORSCHE TORQUE ARM
  6. Install the new torque arm. Torque arm bolts to 45 ft/lbs. install new porsche engine cayenne  torque arm
  7. Install the plastic covers.

How do I know my Porsche needs a new torque arm?

porsche torque arm

Inspect the torque arm rubber for cracks. If cracks are present you need to replace the torque arm on your Porsche.

Another symptom that your Porsche torque arm needs to be replaced is that you notice a jolt or jerking when changing gears.

Symptoms

List of symptoms you may notice when your Porsche engine torque arm needs to be replaced.

  • Torque arm rubber shows visible damage or cracks
  • You feel a jolt or impact when changing gears
  • Excessive engine movement
  • Cabin vibrations at idle
  • Engine hoses keep breaking

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