Need to turn your Porsche’s crankshaft manually? Learn how to turn your crankshaft manually by following the procedures below.

This procedure can be used to check if the engine is seized. Or maybe you need to do a compression test. This method will allow you to turn the crank and check for whatever reason.

What you will need

  • 27mm socket
  • Ratchet wrench
  • Screwdrivers
  • Wheel chock


  1. Park the Porsche and set the parking brakes.
  2. Block the rear and front tires with wheel chocks to prevent the vehicle from rolling.
  3. On Porsches with automatic transmission, you can place the transmission in Park.
    On Porsches with manual transmission, place the vehicle in neutral.manually crank porsche engine
  4. Access the front of the vehicle. Remove the plastic trim on newer models such as this Porsche Cayenne to access the crankshaft pulley. You may also need to remove all or part of the intake hose to access the crankshaft pulley.access porsche crankshaft pulley
  5. Place a 27mm socket on the crankshaft bolt and rotate the crankshaft clockwise.manually crank porsche engine

Rotate the engine crankshaft to perform a compression test, check the timing, bring cylinder 1 to TDC, or troubleshoot a no-start problem.

We hope you find the Porsche Manually Turn Crankshaft guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Porsche.

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