Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Radiator (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Drain the cooling system (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove the front fascia assembly for access (refer to procedure).
  3. Release the clamps (x2) that secure the feed and return hoses to the radiator. Release the hoses from the radiator.

    Note: Place suitable absorbent material around the affected area to absorb any possible fluid spillage.

    Radiator (Remove and Replace)

  4. Carefully release the clips (x2) that secure the front LH duct to the rear duct. Repeat on the RH side.

    Radiator (Remove and Replace)

  5. Carefully release the clips (x6) that secure the radiator front duct lower fixings to the rear duct.

    Radiator (Remove and Replace)

  6. Carefully release the clips (x6) that secure the radiator front duct upper fixings to the rear duct.

    Radiator (Remove and Replace)

  7. Remove the radiator front duct.
  8. Release the radiator from the upper mounting brackets (x2).

    Caution: Be careful not to damage the radiator during this procedure.

    Radiator (Remove and Replace)

  9. Maneuver the top of the radiator forwards and lift up the bottom to clear the ankle catcher.

    Note: If necessary, remove the ankle catcher (refer to procedure).

    Radiator (Remove and Replace)

  10. Remove the radiator.

    Radiator (Remove and Replace)

Installation
  1. Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following:
  2. Refill and bleed the cooling system (refer to procedure).

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