Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Tire - Front - LH

Warning: Always read and understand the tire equipment operator's manual before operating the wheel balancer or tire changer.

Note: These instructions are based on the Hunter TC3900 tire changer. Some steps might be different for other tire changers. Refer to the operator's manual for specific information.

Tire - Front - LH

1 Bead press arm
2 Upper bead roller
3 Mount head
4 Lower bead roller
5 Center clamp and cone
Dismount
  1. Remove the front road wheel (refer to procedure).
  2. Place the wheel on the tire changer, with the front of the wheel facing up.
  3. Insert the center clamp.
  4. Tighten the cone on the center clamp.
  5. Remove the valve core.
  6. Position the upper bead roller at the edge of the rim.
  7. Rotate the tire to loosen the upper bead. Lubricate the bead as the tire rotates. Caution: The TPMS sensor is close to the rim. Do not damage the TPMS sensor when loosening the upper bead.
  8. Position the lower bead roller at the edge of the rim.
  9. Rotate the tire to loosen the lower bead. Lubricate the bead as the tire rotates.
  10. Position the mount head at the edge of the rim, then lift the mount head to hook the upper bead.
  11. Rotate the tire to pull the upper bead above the rim. Lubricate the bead as the tire rotates.
  12. Use the lower bead roller to lift the tire off of the rim.
Mount
  1. Thoroughly lubricate both beads.
  2. If the tire has "outside", "side facing outwards", or a direction of rotation arrow on the sidewall, ensure that the tire is oriented properly.
  3. Push the lower bead of the tire over the rim by hand.
  4. Position the mount head on the upper bead.
  5. Use the bead press arm to push down on the sidewall.
  6. Slowly rotate the tire to push the upper bead below the rim.
  7. Attach the air chuck to the valve stem.
  8. Use the foot pedal to inflate the tire to approximately 40 PSI (275 kPa). Warning: The pressure gauge shows accurate pressure when the pedal is released. Repeatedly press and release the pedal to avoid overinflation. Warning: Do not exceed the pressure indicated on the tire sidewall.
  9. Have the valve stem removal tool ready for the next step.
  10. Remove the air check from the valve stem, then install the valve core.
  11. Balance the tire (refer to procedure).
  12. Record the road force on the Repair Order.

Note: If installing multiple tires, record the road force for each tire on the Repair Order.

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