Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

Warning: If the 12V power supply is disconnected, do not attempt to open any doors with door glass in closed position. Failure to follow this instruction could result in door glass shatter.

Note: Before disconnecting the 12V power supply, ensure that the driver's door window is fully open. Failure to follow this instruction could result in vehicle lockout.

Special tools required for this procedure:

Supplier Part Number Description
Tesla 1054160-00-A Support Jack, Front DU
Tesla 1056542-01-A Special 15 mm Ratchet Wrench
Tesla 1056566-00-A Locating Shim Set, Front drive unit
Removal
  1. Loosen the front RH wheel lug nuts (x5).
  2. Remove the HV battery (refer to procedure).
  3. Remove the bolts (x2) that secure the coolant pump bracket to the body of the vehicle.

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

  4. Disconnect the electrical connector from the battery coolant pump.
  5. Carefully secure the coolant pump away from the working area.
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Remove the 12V battery bracket beam (refer to procedure).
  8. Release the fir tree clips (x2) that secure the 12V positive harness to the front cross car beam.

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

  9. Move the 12V positive harness to the RH side of the vehicle to keep it out of the working area.

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

  10. Release the bolts (x4) that secure the coolant reservoir to the cross car beam. Do not remove the reservoir at this time.

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

  11. Carefully lift up the coolant reservoir and disconnect the coolant level sensor harness.

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

  12. Remove the RH bolt that secures the A/C compressor bracket to the front drive unit.

    Note: This allows the jack strap to slide between the front drive unit and the compressor.

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

  13. Release the bolt that secures the coolant pump to the LH side of the front cross car beam.

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

  14. Remove the bolts (x4) that secure the front fuse boxes to the front shock tower crossmember. Move both fuse boxes behind the cross car beam.
  15. Position the support jack on top of the cross car beam and secure the screws (x2) to the cross car beam.

    Note: The support jack mounts to the bolt holes that secured the coolant reservoir.

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

  16. Fully lower both mounts of the support jack.
  17. Position the RH strap between the front drive unit and the A/C compressor:

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    1. Lower one end of the strap over the top of the support jack and behind the front cross car beam.
    2. Reach beneath the drive unit and pull the strap upwards.
    3. Secure the two ends of the strap with the carabiner.
    4. Slide the strap so that the carabiner is approximately 6 inches (150 mm) above the front cross car beam.
  18. Raise both sides of the support jack alternately until the strap is fully taut. Caution: Even though only one strap is used in this procedure, it is important to raise both sides of the support jack.
  19. Raise the vehicle partially and remove the front RH wheel.
  20. Release the plastic rivets that secure the rear of the upper front arch liner, then pull the arch liner forward.
  21. Fully raise the vehicle.
  22. Remove and discard the upper forward bolt that secures the mount to the drive unit.

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

  23. Release the lower forward bolt that secures the mount to the drive unit.

    Note: The lower bolt cannot be completely removed at this time.

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

  24. Lower the vehicle.
  25. Release the edge clip that secures the coolant pump hose to the body of the vehicle. Move the coolant hose away from the working area.
  26. Working from the RH wheelwell, use a socket wrench with an extension to remove the bolts (x2) that secure the mount to the body.

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

    1. Remove the rear bolt and washer.

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    2. Remove the front bolt.

      Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

  27. Remove and discard the upper rear bolt that secures the mount to the drive unit.

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

  28. Release the lower rear bolt that secures the mount to the drive unit.

    Note: The lower bolts (x2) cannot be completely removed from the mount at this time.

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

  29. Raise the vehicle.
  30. Remove the RH drive unit mount. Note: Maneuver the mount between the coolant hoses during removal.
  31. Remove and discard the remaining lower bolts (x2) from the drive unit mount.

    Mount - Front Drive Unit - RH (Remove and Replace) - Removal

  32. If equipped, remove the shear plate from the drive unit mount.

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