Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Tire - Front - LH - Rebalance

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

Note: These instructions are based on the Hunter GSP9700 wheel balancer. Some steps might be different for other wheel balancers. Refer to the operator's manual and on-screen instructions for specific information.

  1. Remove the front road wheel (refer to procedure).
  2. Install the proper inner cone adapter on the wheel balancer.
  3. Place the wheel on the balancer with the front of the wheel facing outward.
  4. Position the outer flange plate on the wheel.
  5. Press and hold the brake pedal to keep the wheel from spinning.
  6. Tighten the wingnut.
  7. Use a plastic scraper tool to remove all existing wheel weights. Discard the wheel weights. Note: Thoroughly clean all adhesive residue.
  8. In the Service Manual, refer to General Information > Technical Data > Tire pressures. Note the correct tire pressure, depending on suspension type, tire size, and region.
  9. Attach the air chuck to the valve stem, then set the correct pressure on the touchscreen. The balancer automatically adjusts the tire pressure.
  10. Disconnect the air chuck from the valve stem.
Note: Ensure that the balancer is in Road Force mode, the road force limits are set to "P" (passenger car), and SmartWeight is enabled.
  1. Lower the hood. The balancer checks the road force and balance.
    • If the road force is within the limit, skip to the next step.
    • If the road force is above the limit:
      1. Hold the dataset arms against the rim at the points that best approximate where the bead of the tire sits on the wheel while the balancer checks the rim runout.
      2. Mark the locations on the wheel and the tire as shown by the balancer.
      3. Transfer the wheel from the balancer to the tire changer.
      4. Match-mount the tire on the wheel: Hold the tire stationary while rotating the wheel until the marks line up.
      5. Transfer the wheel to the balancer.
      6. Repeat the previous steps to check the road force and balance.
  2. Install the wheel weights:
    1. Touch START. The balancer rotates the wheel and projects a red line on the center of the proper weight position.
    2. Press and hold the brake pedal to keep the wheel from spinning.
    3. Clean the wheel surface thoroughly and allow it to dry.
    4. Apply the weights specified by the balancer, centered on the red line.
  3. Repeat the previous step to install additional weights, if prompted by the balancer.
  4. Lower the hood. The balancer checks the balance again. Follow the on-screen instructions if the wheel is still not balanced.
  5. Record the road force on the Repair Order.

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

Tire Rotation

  1. Remove all 4 wheels (refer to procedure).
  2. Reinstall the wheels according to the correct rotation pattern for the type of tire (refer to General Information > Best Practices > Wheels and Tires).

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