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Tesla Model S: Control Arm Assembly - Rear - Lower - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Suspension / Control Arm Assembly - Rear - Lower - 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. Loosen the front LH lug nuts.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle (refer to procedure)
  3. Remove road wheel (refer to procedure)
  4. Remove mid aero shield (refer to procedure)
  5. Remove nut and bolt securing lower control arm to integral link (torque 130 Nm).
  6. Remove nut securing sway bar link to lower control arm (torque 70 Nm). Caution: To prevent ball joint damage, always hold the ball joint pin with a wrench while loosening or tightening the lock nut.
  7. Remove nut and bolt (x2) securing lower control arm to subframe (torque 115 Nm).

    Control Arm Assembly - Rear - Lower - LH (Remove and Replace)

  8. Support weight of hub and rotor. Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).
  9. Remove nut and bolt securing lower control arm to knuckle (torque 190 Nm).
  10. Release arm from suspension knuckle and remove lower control arm.
Installation
  1. Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following: Note: Clean the affected areas before installation. Caution: Only fully tighten suspension nuts and bolts when the vehicle is on a 4-post lift and the suspension is in the ride height position.
  2. Transfer vehicle to a 4 post lift (refer to procedure)
  3. Perform a four wheel alignment check (refer to procedure)

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