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Tesla Model S: Reservoir - Air Suspension (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Suspension / Reservoir - Air Suspension (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Raise and support the vehicle (refer to procedure).
  2. Depressurize air reservoir (refer to procedure).
  3. Remove underhood storage unit (refer to procedure).
  4. Disconnect 12V power (refer to procedure).
  5. Remove the air line.
    • For vehicles manufactured before November 2013: Release the air line on the reservoir side of the fill valve.

      Reservoir - Air Suspension (Remove and Replace)

    • For vehicles manufactured November 2013 and later: Unscrew the main air line connector from the reservoir (torque 5 Nm).

      Reservoir - Air Suspension (Remove and Replace)

    Caution: Plug pipe connections to prevent ingress of moisture or dirt.
  6. Support the reservoir and remove the retaining screws (x2) on the mounting straps.
    • For vehicles manufactured before November 2013:

      Reservoir - Air Suspension (Remove and Replace)

    • For vehicles manufactured November 2013 and later:

      Reservoir - Air Suspension (Remove and Replace)

  7. Remove the reservoir.
Installation

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

  • Pressurize the air suspension (refer to procedure).

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