Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Jackshaft Assembly - Front (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Front Drive Unit / Jackshaft Assembly - Front (Remove and Replace)

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

  1. Remove the RH driveshaft assembly (refer to procedure).
  2. Release the bolts (x2) that secure the jackshaft to the drive unit (torque 30 Nm).

    Jackshaft Assembly - Front (Remove and Replace)

  3. Remove the jackshaft from the drive unit.

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following: Fill the drive unit with the correct amount of proper fluid:

  • Use the fluid specified in General Information > Fluids and Capacities > Fluids .
  • Use the amount specified in General Information > Fluids and Capacities > Fluid Capacities .
Caution: Use exactly the specified amount of gear oil.


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    Special tools required for this procedure: Supplier Part Number Description Tesla 1000991


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