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Tesla Model S: Spring and Damper Assembly - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Suspension / Spring and Damper Assembly - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Remove the LH rear wheelarch liner (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove the parking brake caliper (refer to procedure).
  3. Remove the mid aero shield (refer to procedure).
  4. Remove the bolt that secures the upper link to the knuckle (torque 140 Nm).
  5. Support the rear suspension with a stand.
  6. Remove the bolt that secures the outer toe link to the knuckle (torque 130 Nm).

    Spring and Damper Assembly - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

  7. Release the bushing from the knuckle, lifting the arm for access.

    Spring and Damper Assembly - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

  8. Remove the nut and bolt that secure the rear spring and damper assembly to the knuckle (torque 140 Nm).
  9. Release the spring and damper assembly from the suspension knuckle.

    Spring and Damper Assembly - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

  10. Remove the nuts (x3) that secure the spring and damper assembly to the body (torque 40 Nm).
  11. Remove the spring and damper assembly from the vehicle. Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).
  12. Remove the nuts (x3) that secure the adaptor plate to the spring and damper assembly (torque 40 Nm).
Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

Note: Clean the affected areas before installation.

Caution: Replace all nylon-insert locknuts.

Caution: Ensure that the bolt that secures the spring assembly to the knuckle is inserted towards the rear of the vehicle; the head of the bolt faces the front of the vehicle and the nut is tightened at the rear.

Caution: Only fully tighten suspension nuts and bolts when the vehicle is on a 4-post lift and the suspension is in the ride height position.

Spring and; Damper Assembly - Rear - RH (Remove and Replace)

Removal

Remove RH spring and damper assembly (refer to procedure)

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