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Tesla Model S: Air Line - Air Suspension - Reservoir to Compressor (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Suspension / Air Line - Air Suspension - Reservoir to Compressor (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Raise and support the vehicle (refer to procedure).
  2. Depressure the air suspension system (refer to procedure).
  3. Disconnect 12V power.
    • Rear wheel drive (RWD): Refer to procedure.
    • Dual Motor: Refer to procedure.
  4. Remove the underhood storage unit (refer to procedure).
  5. Release the fitting from the compressor (torque 3.5 Nm).

    Caution: Plug the line connection to prevent ingress of moisture or dirt.

    Air Line - Air Suspension - Reservoir to Compressor (Remove and Replace)

  6. Release the air line clips (x3) between the compressor and the reservoir.
  7. Use 2 wrenches to release the fitting from the reservoir: 1 to hold the fitting (12 mm) and 1 to hold the mounting (13 mm) (torque 5 Nm).

    Caution: Plug the line connection to prevent ingress of moisture or dirt.

    Air Line - Air Suspension - Reservoir to Compressor (Remove and Replace)

Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following:

  • Install new fittings into the compressor and reservoir before installing the air line.

    Note: Ensure that the collet is 4.3 mm from the end of the air line to prevent air pressure restriction.

    Air Line - Air Suspension - Reservoir to Compressor (Remove and Replace)

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