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Tesla Model S: Pipe - High Pressure - Compressor to Condenser (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Thermal Management / Pipe - High Pressure - Compressor to Condenser (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Recover refrigerant from the vehicle (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove the underhood storage unit (refer to procedure).
  3. Remove the bolt that secures the high pressure pipe to the compressor (torque 10 Nm). Caution: Plug pipe connections to prevent ingress of moisture or dirt. Caution: Remove and discard O-rings.
  4. Disconnect the high pressure temperature transducer connector.
  5. Remove the front LH lower wheel arch liner (refer to procedure).
  6. Remove the nut that secures the high pressure pipe to the gas cool condenser (torque 8 Nm).

    Caution: Plug pipe connections to prevent ingress of moisture or dirt.

    Pipe - High Pressure - Compressor to Condenser (Remove and Replace)

  7. Remove the nut that secures the high pressure pipe to the chassis rail (torque 6 Nm).

    Pipe - High Pressure - Compressor to Condenser (Remove and Replace)

  8. Remove the high pressure pipe.
Installation

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

Caution: Lubricate new O-rings with clean refrigerant oil.

Verify that the A/C works as expected.

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