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Tesla Model S: Pipe - Low Pressure - Charge Port (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Thermal Management / Pipe - Low Pressure - Charge Port (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Recover refrigerant from the vehicle (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove the underhood storage unit (refer to procedure).
  3. Disconnect the low pressure temperature transducer connector.
  4. Remove the bolt that secures the low pressure pipe to the compressor (torque 15 Nm).

    Pipe - Low Pressure - Charge Port (Remove and Replace)

  5. Remove the nut that secures the pipe retaining plate to the evaporator TXV (torque 6 Nm).
  6. Remove the bolt that secures the A/C pipe bracket to the cross-brace (torque 6 Nm).

    Pipe - Low Pressure - Charge Port (Remove and Replace)

  7. Release the low pressure charge port pipe from the bracket.
  8. Remove the bolt that secures the low pressure charge port pipe at the union to the low pressure chiller pipe (torque 8 Nm). Caution: Plug pipe connections to prevent ingress of moisture or dirt. Caution: Remove and discard O-rings.
  9. Remove the bolts (x2) that secure the A/C pipe brackets to the crossmember and the RH shock tower (torque 6 Nm).

    Pipe - Low Pressure - Charge Port (Remove and Replace)

  10. Release the low pressure charge port pipe from the brackets (x2).
  11. Maneuver and remove the pipe.
Installation
  1. Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following:
  2. Replace the A/C pipe O-rings. Caution: Lubricate new O-rings with clean refrigerant oil.
  3. If the new pipe does not have a low pressure temperature transducer, install a refrigeration pressure sensor dummy plug on the vehicle-side electrical harness connector.

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