Aftermarket parts supplier Meyle provides a useful step-by-step guide to installing its replacement control arm intended for Tesla models 3 and Y.
After Tesla drivers all over the world reported annoying squeaking sounds in Model 3 and Model Y series vehicles, Meyle engineers analysed the problem and in January launched the Meyle HD control arm for Tesla models 3 and Y. Meyle claims its aftermarket offering is a technically superior alternative to the original part.
A reminder to all readers of PMM is that a prerequisite to all work on electric vehicles is for the relevant technician to be qualified to work on EVs and have done the appropriate training beforehand. It is advised to change both control arms, with a job time of one hour each side.
Remove the wheel
Remove inner wheel arch
Check all the other suspension parts for damages
Release ABS wire
Remove the frunk
Remove top mount fixings
Remove ball joint and control arm fixings
Pull the control arm out of the top mount
Push the new MEYLE HD control arm in the top mount
The adjustment between the control arm and the top mount amounts to 60mm
Push the ball joint in the swivel bearing
Tighten all fixings to manufacturer recommended settings:
- Ball joint screw – 56Nm
- Bearing control arm – 50Nm
- Top mount 13mm screw – 35Nm
- Top mount 15mm screw – 62Nm
Axle alignment is recommended.