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

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Brakes / Brake Hose - Flexible - Rear - 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 rear wheel arch liner (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 the retaining clip that secures the brake hose to the fixed bracket. Remove the retaining clip and release the brake hose from the bracket.
  5. Remove and discard the bolt and sealing washers (x2) that secure the brake hose to the caliper (torque 34 Nm).

    Caution: If brake fluid is spilled on a painted surface, wash off immediately with clean water.

    Brake Hose - Flexible - Rear - 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 clip that secures the brake hose to the fixed bracket is oriented correctly. Bleed the brake caliper (refer to procedure).

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