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Tesla Model S: Hub - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Suspension / Hub - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

Special tool(s) required for this procedure:

Supplier Part Number Description
Tesla 1062500-00-A Magnetic Field Viewing Card
Tesla 1082171-00-A S-hook
Warning: If the vehicle has air suspension, activate "Jack" mode on the touchscreen before raising and supporting the vehicle.

Removal

  1. Dual Motor vehicles: Remove the center cap from the front LH wheel and loosen the axle nut.

    Hub - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

  2. Remove the road wheel (refer to procedure).
  3. Using a suitable tool, ease the caliper pistons and brake pads away from the rotor.
  4. Remove the bolts (x2) that secure the caliper to the knuckle (torque 120 Nm).

    Hub - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

  5. Release the caliper and use the S-hook to support it. Caution: To avoid damage to the brake line, the brake caliper must be supported at all times.
  6. Remove the bolt that secures the rotor to the hub (torque 17 Nm).
  7. Remove the rotor.

    Hub - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

  8. Dual Motor vehicles: Remove and discard the axle nut and wedge-lock washer (torque 205 Nm). Caution: Ensure that a new axle nut and washer are installed during installation.
  9. Dual Motor vehicles: Use a suitable tool to partially remove the axle shaft from the hub.
  10. Remove the bolts (x4) that secure the hub to the knuckle (torque 90 Nm).

    Caution: If the vehice is dual motor, take care not to damage the axle boot.

    Hub - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

  11. Rotate the knuckle and release the bolts.

    Caution: If the vehice is dual motor, take care not to damage the axle boot.

    Hub - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

  12. Remove the front hub assembly and place it on a non-magnetic surface.

    Caution: A magnetic field from a pick-up tool or magnetic parts tray could permanently damage the magnetic pattern on the hub/bearing tone ring.

    Hub - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

Installation

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

Note: Clean the affected areas before installation.

Warning: Only use cleaning agents and solvents in a well-ventilated area.

Caution: Tighten bolts evenly using a diagonal sequence.

Use the magnetic field viewing card to ensure that the magnetic field on the tone ring is not damaged.

Pump the brake pedal at least 5 times to seat the brake pads against the rotors.

Warning: Always check that the brake pads are seated correctly before driving the vehicle.

Dual Motor vehicles: Install a new axle nut and washer.

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