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Tesla Model S: Brake Pads - Park Brake - Set (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Brakes / Brake Pads - Park Brake - Set (Remove and Replace)

Note: In the event of a stuck caliper or motor failure, refer to one of these procedures to release the caliper:

  • Rear Park Brake Caliper - Caliper Seized/Motor Failure - Release (33051005) Caution: This method requires replacing the caliper after it has been released.
  • Park Brake Caliper - Release - Harness Tool - Through Calipers (33051006)
  • Park Brake Caliper - Release - Harness Tool - Through ECU (33051007)
Removal

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

  1. Raise and support the vehicle (refer to procedure).
  2. Release the electric park brake.
  3. Remove the road wheels (refer to procedure).
  4. Remove the retaining pins and anti-rattle spring.

    Brake Pads - Park Brake - Set (Remove and Replace)

  5. Remove the brake pads from the caliper.

    Brake Pads - Park Brake - Set (Remove and Replace)

Installation

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

Note: Clean the affected areas before installation.

  • Thoroughly clean the caliper pad slides with locally-accepted brake cleaner and ensure that the brake pads move freely.

Caution: Reinstall the brake pads without any copper paste or lubricant.

  • Perform the burnishing procedure (refer to procedure).

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