Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Knuckle - Suspension - Front - LH (Dual Motor) - Install

Install

Knuckle - Suspension - Front - LH (Dual Motor) - Install

  1. Rest the LH front drive unit half shaft in the LH front suspension knuckle, and then install a new nut that attaches the knuckle to the lower lateral link. Torque 180 Nm

Knuckle - Suspension - Front - LH (Dual Motor) - Install

  1. Install a new nut that attaches the LH front lower compliance link to the LH front suspension knuckle. Torque 180 Nm

Note: Use a T45 bit to hold the LH front lower compliance link in position.

Knuckle - Suspension - Front - LH (Dual Motor) - Install

  1. Install the bolt and new nut that attach the LH upper control arm to the LH front suspension knuckle. Torque 56 Nm Torque 56 Nm

Knuckle - Suspension - Front - LH (Dual Motor) - Install

  1. Install a new nut that attaches the LH tie rod end to the LH front suspension knuckle. Torque 180 Nm

Knuckle - Suspension - Front - LH (Dual Motor) - Install

  1. Install new bolts that attach the LH front ABS wheel speed sensor and electrical harness to the LH front suspension knuckle. Torque 5 Nm

Knuckle - Suspension - Front - LH (Dual Motor) - Install

  1. Install the clip that attaches the LH front ABS wheel speed sensor electrical harness to the LH front suspension knuckle.
  2. Install the LH front brake dust shield. See Shield - Dust - Brake - Front - LH (Remove and Replace).
  3. Use a magnetic field viewing card to check the LH front hub's tone ring.

Knuckle - Suspension - Front - LH (Dual Motor) - Install

  1. Apply approximately 1 gram of Molykote M-77 Lubricant Paste only to the hub mating face on the outboard side of the LH front drive unit halfshaft.

Caution: Do not apply any lubricant to the halfshaft splines. If lubricant is mistakenly applied, wipe the splines clean with a shop towel.

Knuckle - Suspension - Front - LH (Dual Motor) - Install

  1. Position the LH front hub on the LH front suspension knuckle, and then insert the LH front halfshaft in the hub.

Halfshaft hidden for clarity
Halfshaft hidden for clarity

  1. Install the bolts that attach the LH front hub to the LH front knuckle. Torque 85 Nm
  2. Install the LH front brake rotor. See Brake Rotor - Front - LH (Remove and Replace).

Halfshaft hidden for clarity
Halfshaft hidden for clarity

  1. Remove the S-hook, and then install the new bolts that attach the LH front brake caliper to the LH front suspension knuckle. Torque 94 Nm

Knuckle - Suspension - Front - LH (Dual Motor) - Install

  1. Install the bolt that attaches the LH front brake hose bracket to the LH front suspension knuckle. Torque 5 Nm

Knuckle - Suspension - Front - LH (Dual Motor) - Install

  1. Hand-tighten the new front drive unit halfshaft nut and washers.
  2. Position the LH front wheel on the vehicle, and then hand-tighten the LH front wheel lug nuts.
  3. Lower the vehicle until the tires are touching the ground, and then fully tighten the LH front wheel lug nuts. See Wheel (Remove and Install).

Knuckle - Suspension - Front - LH (Dual Motor) - Install

  1. Fully tighten the new front drive unit halfshaft nut and washers. Torque 245 Nm
  2. If equipped, install the LH front wheel center cap. See Cap - Wheel (Remove and Replace).
  3. Perform a 4 wheel alignment. See Four Wheel Alignment (Check and Adjust).
  4. Perform a test drive.

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