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Tesla Model S: Link - Lower - Aft - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Suspension / Link - Lower - Aft - 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) Warning: Do not work on an incorrectly supported vehicle.
  3. If the vehicle is equipped with air suspension, depressurize the air spring .
  4. Remove the HV Battery (refer to procedure)
  5. Remove the road wheel (refer to procedure)
  6. Remove the bolt and nut that secure the front air spring module to the rear lower control arm (torque 140 Nm).
  7. Compress the spring module and release it from the lower arm.
  8. Remove and discard the nut that secures the rear lower control arm to the knuckle (torque 195 Nm).

    Caution: To prevent ball joint damage, always hold the ball joint pin with a wrench while loosening or tightening the lock nut.

    Link - Lower - Aft - LH (Remove and Replace)

  9. Mark a witness line on the subframe cam to aid installation.
  10. Remove the bolt and nut that secure the rear lower control arm to the subframe (torque 130 Nm).

    Link - Lower - Aft - LH (Remove and Replace)

  11. Release the rear lower control arm from the subframe.
  12. Release the ball joint from the knuckle.
  13. Remove the rear lower control arm.
Installation
  1. Installation is the reverse of removal, except for the following: Caution: Replace all nylon-insert locknuts. 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. Note: Clean the affected areas before installation.
  2. Install the cam bolt to the previously marked position. Do not fully tighten the nut at this time. Warning: Install the bolt from the rear. The nut should be attached from the front side of the control arm.
  3. Transfer the vehicle to a 4 post lift (refer to procedure)
  4. Pressurize the air spring, if the vehicle has air suspension (refer to procedure)
  5. Perform a four wheel alignment check (refer to procedure)

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