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Tesla Model S: Suspension - Front - Check Torque

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Suspension / Suspension - Front - Check Torque

  1. Remove the front wheels (refer to procedure).

Check the tightening torque of the following fasteners on both sides of the vehicle:

  1. Tie rod end to the knuckle (torque 103 Nm).

    Caution: To prevent ball joint damage, always hold the ball joint pin with a wrench while loosening or tightening the lock nut.

    Suspension - Front - Check Torque

  2. Lower control arm ball joints to the knuckle (torque 195 Nm).

    Caution: To prevent ball joint damage, always hold the ball joint pin with a wrench while loosening or tightening the lock nut.

    Suspension - Front - Check Torque

  3. Reinstall the front wheels (torque 175 Nm).
  4. Place the vehicle on a 4-post lift (refer to procedure). 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.
  5. Upper control arm ball joint to the knuckle (torque 60 Nm).

    Suspension - Front - Check Torque

  6. Sway bar link to the knuckle (torque 70 Nm).

    Caution: To prevent ball joint damage, always hold the ball joint pin with a wrench while loosening or tightening the lock nut.

    Suspension - Front - Check Torque

  7. Sway bar to the sway bar link (torque 70 Nm).

    Caution: To prevent ball joint damage, always hold the ball joint pin with a wrench while loosening or tightening the lock nut.

    Suspension - Front - Check Torque

  8. Forward lower control arm to the subframe (torque 130 Nm).

    Suspension - Front - Check Torque

  9. Rear lower control arm to the subframe (torque 130 Nm).

    Suspension - Front - Check Torque

  10. Shock absorber to the lower control arm (torque 140 Nm).

    Suspension - Front - Check Torque

  11. Remove the vehicle from the 4-post lift.

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