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Tesla Model S: Strut - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Closures / Strut - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Open liftgate.
  2. Support liftgate in open position.
  3. Release clip securing gas strut to body.

    Strut - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

  4. Disconnect gas strut from ball joint.
  5. Release clip securing gas strut to liftgate.
  6. Disconnect and remove gas strut.

    Strut - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

Installation
  1. Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following. Note: Clean the affected areas before installation. Note: Apply the recommended grease to bearing/bushing surfaces.
  2. Lubricate both pivot points.

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