My 2004 Cayenne S has a "tick" "tick" "tick" engine noise. Dealer won't touch it. Says I should buy a new car. 150K miles. Any ideas as to the problem and how to fix it?

Asked by Nov 13, 2014 at 05:32 PM about the 2004 Porsche Cayenne S AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2004 Cayenne S has a "tick" "tick" "tick" engine noise.  Dealer won't touch it.  Says I
should buy a new car.  150K miles.  Any ideas as to the problem and how to fix it?

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If it's a "tick" and not a "knock", it is most likely upper end. Could be worn out valve springs, valves, tappets, etc.. It would require an upper end rebuild of the engine. This would be costly at a garage. Very labor intensive.

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Did the dealer inspect it before telling you to get a new car? I am assuming he did, decided that the cost to repair made the car economically not viable and recommended you to buy a new car. Around the Bay Area, a 2004 150k Cayenne is worth under $10k and you may spend $5k fixing that problem. Better to sell it for whatever you can get and buy a newer one with lower miles.

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