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Tesla Model S: Strut - Shock Tower to Bulkhead - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Body / Strut - Shock Tower to Bulkhead - LH (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Ensure that the wipers are in the off position by rotating the end of the left-hand steering column lever towards the rear of the vehicle.
  2. Open the hood to the service position.
  3. Remove both wiper arms (refer to procedure).
  4. Remove the bolts (x2) that secure the LH strut brace to the shock tower (torque 20 Nm).
  5. Remove the clip that secures the cowl screen to the LH strut brace (torque 20 Nm).

    Strut - Shock Tower to Bulkhead - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Note: RHD vehicles have an additional bolt securing the coolant reservoir to the underside of the strut brace (torque 5 Nm). Remove this before proceeding.

    Strut - Shock Tower to Bulkhead - LH (Remove and Replace)

  6. Remove the bolts (x2) that secure the air suspension reservoir to the LH strut brace (red arrows) (torque 25 Nm).
  7. Remove the bolt that secures the wiper motor assembly to the LH strut brace (yellow arrow) (torque 6 Nm).
  8. Remove the bolt that secures the LH strut brace to the bulkhead (green arrow) (torque 30 Nm).

    Caution: Remove the clip carefully.

    Strut - Shock Tower to Bulkhead - LH (Remove and Replace)

  9. Release the clip that secures the wiring harness to the LH strut.
  10. Remove the LH strut brace.
Installation

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

  • Clean the affected areas before installation.
  • Ensure that the wipers are set back to the Auto position by rotating the end of the left-hand steering column lever towards the front of the vehicle.

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