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Tesla Model S: Brake Hose - Flexible - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Brakes / Brake Hose - Flexible - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

Warning: If the vehicle has air suspension, activate "Jack" mode on the touchscreen before raising and supporting the vehicle.

Removal

  1. Remove the front LH wheel (refer to procedure).
  2. Clean the areas that surround the connections at each end of the brake hose.
  3. Loosen the nut that secures the brake pipe to to the brake hose, then disconnect the brake pipe from the hose (torque 14 Nm). Caution: To prevent damage always use a suitable wrench to hold the backing nut when loosening pipes and unions. Caution: Plug pipe connections to prevent ingress of moisture or dirt. Note: Place suitable absorbent material around the affected area to absorb any possible fluid spillage.
  4. Note the orientation of both retaining clips that secure the brake hose. Remove both retaining clips and release the brake hose.
  5. Remove and discard the bolt and sealing washers (x2) that secure the brake hose to the caliper (torque 34 Nm).

    Brake Hose - Flexible - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

  6. Note the orientation of the brake hose. Remove the brake hose from the vehicle.

Caution: Plug pipe connections to prevent ingress of moisture or dirt.

Installation

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

Note: Clean the affected areas before installation.

Warning: Replace both sealing washers.

Caution: Ensure that the brake hose is oriented correctly with no excessive twist or bends.

Caution: Ensure that the retaining clips that secure the brake hose are oriented correctly.

  1. Ensure that the clip that secures the brake hose to the suspension module retaining bracket is installed correctly.
    • Rear wheel drive (RWD) vehicles: The hose and the clip are installed from the same direction. Note: Ensure that the clip is fully seated, with the "fingers" both remaining on the bottom side of the retaining bracket.

      Top view, RWD (correct)
      Top view, RWD (correct)

      Bottom view, RWD (correct)
      Bottom view, RWD (correct)  

    • Dual motor (DM) vehicles: The clip is installed from the rear.

      Note: Ensure that the clip is fully seated, with the "fingers" both remaining on the bottom side of the retaining bracket.

      Top view, DM (incorrect)
      Top view, DM (incorrect)

      Top view, DM (correct)
      Top view, DM (correct)

      Bottom view, DM (correct)
      Bottom view, DM (correct)

  2. Bleed the brake caliper (refer to procedure).

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