TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

2013 P85 rear "clicking" noise on acceleration/deceleration

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Jpballer88, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. Jpballer88

    Jpballer88 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2018
    Messages:
    53
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Hello all, I have a 2013 MS P85 - rebuilt title - with no support from Tesla at the moment.

    I just finished replacing the front two wheel hub/bearing assemblies. The helicopter chopping noise went away and the car is very quiet now.

    Being this quiet, I noticed another noise coming from the rear.

    On acceleration from stop, I hear one or two clicking noises. Also when I let go of the "gas" pedal at slow speeds and it switches to regen, I hear a clicking noise.

    Sounds almost like half shaft noise? Anyone replace these before or have any part numbers from having theirs replaced? I am capable of doing the service myself but would need some guidance. There is no clunking, just this distinct clicking noise on acceleration and deceleration. Any help will be appreciated :)
     
  2. cytranic

    cytranic Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2015
    Messages:
    107
    Location:
    FL
    Mine does the same thing. I think a little noise is normal. mine hasnt really gotten worse, but a year or two before my warrenty is up I'm going to say something. Or if it gets worse.
     
  3. scaesare

    scaesare Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2013
    Messages:
    7,869
    Location:
    NoVA
    Yes.. a number of us have it. I've been told it may be hub bearing blocks.

    There's a decent thread here on it, I just don't have it handy at the moment... if you can't find it PM me.
     
  4. LoL Rick

    LoL Rick Like Buttah

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2014
    Messages:
    933
    Location:
    Land O Lakes, FL
    • Like x 1
  5. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2014
    Messages:
    3,347
    Location:
    PA
    Tesla just replaced my whole drive unit, CV shafts, and I think the hubs. all under warranty. 60k miles.
     
  6. Jpballer88

    Jpballer88 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2018
    Messages:
    53
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Watched the video and that's exactly the noise I hear. I am painting my calipers today so I will take off the hub and try to lube that halfshaft where it attaches to the hub, and clean any rust or grime there. I heard that has helped people.
     
  7. LoL Rick

    LoL Rick Like Buttah

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2014
    Messages:
    933
    Location:
    Land O Lakes, FL
    Please clarify. Was this under a CPO warranty, or the 8 year infinite mile battery and drive unit warranty?
     
  8. Atlantan

    Atlantan Inactive Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Messages:
    248
    Location:
    Gwinnett County
    @jpatel14 I have the same clicking sound, have an appointment tomorrow...will report back what they end up doing. Have CPO warranty till Jun 2020.
     
  9. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2014
    Messages:
    3,347
    Location:
    PA
    I am under 'both' so I don't know that I could tell you. I'd guess the drive unit was under the 8 year, and the other parts CPO.
     
  10. LoL Rick

    LoL Rick Like Buttah

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2014
    Messages:
    933
    Location:
    Land O Lakes, FL
    I asked because they refused to fix my axle shafts and hubs under the 8 year warranty. So it was probably your CPO warranty that paid for it.
     
  11. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2014
    Messages:
    3,347
    Location:
    PA
    Once my bumper2bumper is up... this thing is going on Craigslist. I'll drive my 2009 Tahoe until I decide what to do next. Gas will be cheaper than constantly fixing a S.
     
    • Like x 2
  12. Atlantan

    Atlantan Inactive Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Messages:
    248
    Location:
    Gwinnett County
    So during the service appointment we couldn't reproduce this clicking sound. The tech said it could be fixed by lubing axle components. Will monitor it to see if it comes back. Other things I went in for (door handle and sunroof creaking) were fixed under CPO warranty.
     
    • Informative x 1
  13. Jpballer88

    Jpballer88 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2018
    Messages:
    53
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Does anyone know what kind of grease I should use? I am going to take it apart today and clean the splines and grease them up, hopefully that fixes it. It's pretty loud when you listen to it with the windows down. Clicking noise :(
     
  14. ElectricT

    ElectricT Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2016
    Messages:
    28
    Location:
    Canada

    Did you resolve this issue!?
     
  15. Dithermaster

    Dithermaster Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2015
    Messages:
    575
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    My 2013 P85+ had that, twice. Each time service fixed it. One service ticket says "Rear Axle Nut Washer - LH & RH / Lubricate Rear Axle Splines and replace nut and washers."
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC