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Tesla Model S: Control Arm - Upper - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Suspension / Control Arm - Upper - 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. Position the vehicle in preparation for raising it, but keep the vehicle at ground level at this time.
  2. Remove the LH underhood apron (refer to procedure).
  3. Remove the shock tower cover.

    Control Arm - Upper - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

  4. Raise and support the vehicle (refer to procedure). Warning: Do not work on an incorrectly supported vehicle.
  5. Remove the front LH upper wheel arch liner for access (refer to procedure).
  6. Disconnect the ride height sensor from the upper control arm, if equipped.
  7. If necessary for access, remove the air spring module (refer to procedure) or spring and damper assembly (refer to procedure).
  8. Remove the nut that secures the upper control arm to the knuckle (torque 60 Nm), then remove the bolt.
  9. Disconnect the upper control arm from the knuckle.

    Control Arm - Upper - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

  10. Remove the rear bolt that secures the upper control arm to the body (torque 68 Nm).

    Control Arm - Upper - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

  11. Remove the front nut that secures the upper control arm to the body (torque 68 Nm), then remove the bolt.
  12. Release the upper control arm and remove it from the vehicle.

    Control Arm - Upper - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

Installation
  1. Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following: Caution: Only fully tighten suspension bushing fasteners when the vehicle is in ride height position. Note: Clean the affected areas before installation. Note: When tightening a nut and bolt assembly, hold the bolt while torquing the nut.
  2. Perform a four wheel alignment check (refer to procedure).

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