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This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to change the rear shock (sometimes referred to as strut) on a Tesla Model 3. 

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How to replace Tesla model 3 rear shocks. 

  1. Park the Tesla on level ground. tesla parked to change rear struts shocks


  2. Loosen the lug nuts for the wheel that you are working on. 
  3. Jack up the vehicle.jack up tesla Make sure to use the jack pads to protect the battery. 
  4. A secure vehicle with jack stands. 
  5. Remove the 10mm bolt and the plastic cover under the lower control arm. Lower control arm cover


  6. Remove two 15mm bolts that secure the shock to the frame. tesla rear strut bolts
  7. Place a floor lift under the rear control arm. 
  8. Remove the bolt that secures the rear shock to the lower control arm. Testa lower control arm bolts
  9. Remove the bolt where the lower control arm connects to the wheel knuckle.Tesla 3 rear strut shock replacement
  10.  Slowly lower the control arm. 
  11. Install the new shock in reverse order. 
  12. Install the wheel and torque it to 130 ft/lbs. 

Replacing the rear shock on a Tesla Model 3 is very easy and takes about thirty minutes to one hour per shock. Sometimes the rear Tesla shock may also be called a strut, but the proper name in shock. 

The pictures in this guide are from a 2018 Tesla Model 3 AWD.