Make sure to check our other guide on how to replace front struts on Tesla Model 3.
Replacing the rear springs on a Tesla Model is very easy and each spring takes about thirty minutes to replace.
What you need
- Park Tesla on level ground.
- Loosen the lug nuts for the rear wheels while the vehicle is still on the ground. Do not fully remove the lug nuts.
- Jack up the vehicle and secure it with jack stands.
- Remove the rear wheel.
- Remove the 10mm under the plastic cover under the lower control arm.
- Remove the plastic cover from under the control arm.
- Remove the bolt that connects the rear shock absorber to the lower control arm.
- Place a floor jack below the lower control arm and support it slightly.
- Remove the bolt that connects the lower control arm to the rear wheel knuckle.
- Slowly lower the floor jack that is under the control arm.
- Remove the spring from under the vehicle.
- Install the new spring in reverse order. Make sure to reinstall the rubber pad between the spring and frame.
- Lift up the control arm using a spare floor jack.
- Install the bolts for the rear shock and wheel knuckle.
- Install the wheel and slowly lower the vehicle.
- Torque the lug nuts to 130 lbf-ft.
- Wheel lug nuts: 130 lbs-ft
- Shock absorber lower bolt: 60 lbs-ft
- Control arm bolt to knuckle: 100 lbs-ft
Estimated torque values. For exact torque values contact Tesla.