How to change rear brake pads and rotor on Tesla Model 3.
In this guide, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to replace the rear brake pads and rotors on Tesla Model 3.
What you will need
- Tesla Model 3 Rear Brake Pads
- Jack Stand
- Floor Jack
- Jack Stand
- Torque Wrench
- Penetrating Fluid
- Female Torx Socket Set
- Park Tesla on level ground.
- Loosen the lug nuts but do not remove them yet.
- Jack up the vehicle and secure it with jack stands. Place wheel chocks on the wheel on the oposide side to prent vehcile from rolling.
- Insert a flathead screwdriver between the brake pad and rotor and push the brake pad back to push the piston back into the brake caliper.
- Put the vehicle in service mode, tow mode or Neutral then disconnect the parking brake harness. Pry out the red clip then press and pull the connector.
- Remove two 13mm bolt on the back of the brake caliper.
- Remove the brake caliper from the rotor.
- Remove the brake pads from the brake caliper.
- Remove two 17mm bolts on the back of the brake caliper bracket.
- Remove one 10mm set bolt that secures the rotor to the wheel hub.
- Remove the rotor from the vehicle. If the rotor is rusted it may help to spray penetrating fluid.
- Install the new rotor, brake caliper bracket, and brake pads in reverse order.
- Torque all bolts to specification.
- Lug nuts: 130 lbf-ft
- Brake caliper bolts: 40 lbf-ft
- Brake caliper bracket bolts: 100 lbf-ft
Estimated torque values. Contact Tesla and verify.