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Tesla Model S: Mount - Front Drive Unit - LH (Remove and Replace) - Installation

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Front Drive Unit / Mount - Front Drive Unit - LH (Remove and Replace) / Mount - Front Drive Unit - LH (Remove and Replace) - Installation

Installation

  1. Loosen the bolts that secure the 2 sections of the LH motor mount.
  2. Set the new motor mount into position.
  3. Secure the 3 bolts that secure the motor to the LH motor mount (torque 38 Nm).

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - LH (Remove and Replace) - Installation

  4. Secure the 2 bolts that secure the LH side motor mount to the side rail (torque 50 Nm).

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - LH (Remove and Replace) - Installation

  5. Position the 3 shim tools between the RH motor mount and body.

    Note: These tools ensure proper clearance. Leave them in place until prompted to remove.

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - LH (Remove and Replace) - Installation

    1 2-pronged shim tool
    2 Hook shim tool
    3 Straight shim tool
    1. Working from the underhood area, position the 2-pronged shim around the RH motor mount front bushing.

      Mount - Front Drive Unit - LH (Remove and Replace) - Installation

    2. Reach beneath the motor and position the hook shim tool between the mount and outer bushing.
    3. Reach downward between the V-brace and cross brace and position the straight shim tool between the mount and inner bushing.
  6. Tighten the 2 bolts that secure the 2 parts of the LH motor mount together (torque 50 Nm).
  7. Remove the shim tools.
  8. Repeat step 5 to reposition the shim tools to ensure that the motor did not shift.
    • If all 3 shim tools can be easily installed and removed, continue to the next step in this procedure.
    • If the shim tools can not be easily installed and removed, adjust the LH side motor mount (refer to procedure).
  9. Reinstall all components that were removed for access.
  10. Refill and bleed the cooling system (refer to procedure).

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