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Looks like i have a leak around the thermostat, i bought the

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looks like i have a leak around the thermostat
JA: How old are the hoses? And what driving conditions do you most often encounter?
Customer: i bought the car used about a year ago, hoses still have original type clamps on them so probably as old as the car.
JA: What is the model/year of your Porsche?
Customer: 2004 cayenne base, 3.2
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i was planning on it, until i read that the transmission needs to come out
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: i just replaced the Coolant Temp sensor.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Porsche
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Yes, I see the labor rate is 7.9 hours. Would you be attempting this yourself and if so would you like the instructions?

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Here they are anyhow,

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

I am not reading though a mention of having to remove the transmission.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Looking at the file, that isn't for the 3.2 liter. The thermostat for the 3.2l is at the back of the engine where the coolant temp sensor is. The file enclosed does me no good as it is for the other model engines.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Look at the top of that page, it says "2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Eng Base", Perhaps there is something wrong with the year, etc.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Unless you meant atf thermostat.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
On the 3.2 the coolant thermostat is at the back of the engine, not the front like the Cayenne S or the turbo for 2004.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

I will have to opt out, cause my manual is wrong then.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

yes,the transmission will need to come out,i will give you directions

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