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Tesla Model X: Knuckle - Suspension - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model X 2015-2024 Service Manual / Suspension / Knuckle - Suspension - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

Special tools required for this procedure:

Supplier Part Number Description
Tesla 1082171-00-A S-hook
Remove
  1. Remove the LH rear wheel (refer to procedure).
  2. Raise the vehicle, and then remove the LH rear wheel (torque 175 Nm).
  3. Remove and discard the LH rear axle nut (torque 245 Nm).
Caution: This part is a one-time use component.

Knuckle - Suspension - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

  1. Remove the LH rear park brake caliper (refer to procedure).
  2. Release the bolts that secure the rear brake caliper to the knuckle (torque 120 Nm).

    Knuckle - Suspension - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

  3. Use the S-hook to support the rear brake caliper.
Caution: To avoid damage to the brake line, the brake caliper must be supported at all times.
  1. Remove the bolt that secures the brake rotor to the hub, and then remove the brake rotor from the vehicle (torque 17 Nm).

    Knuckle - Suspension - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

  2. Remove the bolt and nut that secure the air spring module to the knuckle (torque 140 Nm).

    Knuckle - Suspension - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

  3. Remove the bolt and nut that secure the toe link to the knuckle (torque 130 Nm).

    Knuckle - Suspension - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

  4. Remove the bolt that secures the LH rear ABS wheel speed sensor.

    Knuckle - Suspension - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

  5. Remove the bolt and nut that secure the upper suspension link to the knuckle (torque 140 Nm).

    Knuckle - Suspension - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

  6. Remove the front bolt and nut that secure the lower control arm to the knuckle (torque 130 Nm)

    Knuckle - Suspension - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

  7. Remove the rear bolt and nut that secure the lower control arm to the knuckle, and then remove the knuckle assembly from the vehicle (torque 200 Nm).

    Knuckle - Suspension - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

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

Caution: Ensure that the bolts that secure the arms to the knuckle are inserted towards the front of the vehicle; the head of the bolt faces the rear of the vehicle and the nut is tightened at the front.

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. Perform a four wheel alignment check (refer to procedure)

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