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Tesla Model 3: Ankle Catcher (Remove and Replace)

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Ankle Catcher (Remove and Replace)

Remove

Remove

  1. Remove the front fascia.
  2. Remove the bolts that attach the bottom of the cooling fan module to the ankle catcher

Note: Lift the condenser fan module up to ease removal of the bolts.

Remove

  1. Loosen but do not remove the bolts that attach the upper section of the front end carrier to the body

Remove

  1. Remove the bolts that attach the front end carrier to the crash cans.

Remove

  1. Move the front end carrier forward, slide the ankle catcher off the front end carrier locating posts, and then remove the ankle catcher from the vehicle.

Remove

Install

Install

  1. Position the ankle carrier onto the front end carrier locating posts, and then slide the ankle catcher into place.

Install

  1. Hand-tighten the bolts that attach the front end carrier to the crash cans.

Install

  1. Torque the bolts that attach the front end carrier to the crash cans Torque 16 Nm

Install

  1. Tighten the bolts that attach the upper section of the front end carrier to the body. Torque 16 Nm

Install

  1. Install the bolts that attach the bottom of the cooling fan module to the ankle catcher. Torque 10 Nm

Note: Lift the condenser fan module up to ease installation of the bolts.

  1. Install the front fascia.

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