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

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

Removal

  1. Recover refrigerant from the vehicle (refer to procedure)
  2. Remove front skid plate (refer to procedure)
  3. Remove nut (x1) securing pipe retaining plate to chiller TXV (torque 12 Nm).

    Pipe - Low Pressure - Chiller (Remove and Replace)

  4. Disconnect refrigerant pipes from TXV. Caution: Plug pipe connections to prevent ingress of moisture or dirt. Caution: Remove and discard O-rings.
  5. Remove underhood storage unit (refer to procedure)
  6. Remove bolt securing chiller low pressure pipe at union to low pressure charge port pipe (torque 8 Nm).

    Pipe - Low Pressure - Chiller (Remove and Replace)

  7. Maneuver and remove pipe.

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

Caution: Remove and discard O-rings.

Installation
  1. Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following:
  2. Replace A/C pipe O-rings.

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

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