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

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

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

  1. Raise and support the vehicle (refer to procedure)
  2. Depressurize air suspension (refer to procedure)
  3. Remove underhood storage unit for access (refer to procedure)
  4. Remove front skid plate (refer to procedure)
  5. Disconnect air suspension harness connectors (x2).

    Compressor - Air Suspension (Remove and Replace)

  6. Release clips (x2) securing harness connector to compressor mounting bracket.
  7. Release clip securing air intake hose to compressor, release hose and move aside.

    Compressor - Air Suspension (Remove and Replace)

  8. Disconnect pipe unions (x2) from compressor (torque 3.5 Nm). Caution: Plug pipe connections to prevent ingress of moisture or dirt.
  9. Remove bolts (x3) securing compressor to mounting bracket (torque - 4 Nm).

    Compressor - Air Suspension (Remove and Replace)

  10. Remove air suspension compressor.

    Compressor - Air Suspension (Remove and Replace)

Installation
  1. Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following: Warning: Only use cleaning agents and solvents in a well-ventilated area. Note: Clean the affected areas before installation.
  2. Pressurize air suspension (refer to procedure)

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