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Tesla Model X: Brake Pads - Rear - Set (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model X 2015-2024 Service Manual / Brakes / Brake Pads - Rear - Set (Remove and Replace)

Warning: If the vehicle has air suspension, activate "Jack" mode on the touchscreen before raising and supporting the vehicle.

Special tool required for this procedure:

Supplier Part Number Description
Tesla 1057223-00-A Hand Brush
Removal
  1. Remove the rear wheels (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove the pad retaining pins and collect the anti-rattle spring.

    Note: Always check that the anti-rattle clip has not been damaged. This part is easily damaged and is important to help eliminate squeaks.

     Brake Pads - Rear - Set (Remove and Replace)

  3. Use a suitable tool to gently push the pistons back into the caliper.
  4. Remove the brake pads from the caliper.

     Brake Pads - Rear - Set (Remove and Replace)

  5. Check that the caliper pad slides are dirt free and the seals are in good condition.
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 on the other side of the vehicle.
Installation

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

Note: Clean the affected areas before installation.

  • Thoroughly clean the caliper pad slides and abutments with a hand brush (1057223-00-A) and soapy water.

    Caution: If there is rust or pitting on the caliper that cannot be removed with a hand brush, replace the caliper (refer to procedure).

    Brake Pads - Rear - Set (Remove and Replace)

  • Apply an even layer of Silaramic lubricant (1063021-00-A) to the caliper pad slides. Remove any excess lubricant.
  • Apply an even layer of copper paste between the shim and the backing plate. Remove any paste that squeezes out after installing the shim.

    Brake Pads - Rear - Set (Remove and Replace)

    Caution: Ensure that the brake pads move freely.

    Caution: Do not apply copper paste to the caliper, seals, or any component other than the shim and backing plate.

  • Pump the brake pedal at least 5 times to seat the pads against the brake rotors.

Warning: Always check that the brake pads are seated correctly before driving the vehicle.

  • Top off the brake fluid level as required.

Caution: If brake fluid is spilled on a painted surface, wash off immediately with clean water.

  • Perform the burnishing procedure (refer to procedure).

Brake Pads - Burnishing

Warning: Be sure to comply with all local traffic safety laws and only perform such maneuvers in a suitable location such as a nonresidential side street with little to no traffic.
  1. On the touchscreen, select Controls > Driving, then select the "Low" regenerative braking level.
  2. Drive the vehicle 50-55 mph (80-90 kph) on a straight road.
  3. Apply moderate, consistent pressure to the brake pedal, releasing at 10 mph (15 kph).
  4. Repeat this procedure 6 times, waiting at least 30 seconds between applications.
  5. Reset the regenerative braking level if it was originally set to "Standard".

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