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Tesla Model S: Link - Suspension - Rear - Upper - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Suspension / Link - Suspension - Rear - Upper - 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. Remove the wheel (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove the nut that secures the ride height sensor link and release it from the upper suspension link (torque 7 Nm).

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

    Link - Suspension - Rear - Upper - LH (Remove and Replace)

  3. Remove the bolt that secures the upper suspension link to the knuckle (torque 140 Nm).

    Link - Suspension - Rear - Upper - LH (Remove and Replace)

  4. Remove the nut and bolt that secure the upper suspension link to the subframe (torque 130 Nm).

    Link - Suspension - Rear - Upper - LH (Remove and Replace)

  5. Remove the upper suspension link from the vehicle.
Installation

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

Note: Clean the affected areas before installation.

Caution: Replace all nylon-insert locknuts.

Caution: Only fully tighten suspension bushing bolts when the vehicle is in ride height position.

  1. If the vehicle is equipped with air suspension, perform a ride height calibration (refer to procedure).
  2. Perform a four wheel alignment check (refer to procedure).

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