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Repairing Pre 2015 drivetrain

Discussion in 'Model S' started by snaffah, Jun 13, 2017.

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  1. snaffah

    snaffah Member

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    Thinking ahead, when the warranty runs out and some older cars are still starting to become less than silent due to metal rather than ceramic bearings, there has to be a way to repair the unit without Tesla. I am not a car expert, but I am sure that since the bearing supplier is known, it is possible to remove the drive unit, change the bearings in it, re assemble and put it back in, which is what tesla ultimately does anyway. Bearings are the only point of wear within the drive unit. Has anyone done this, taken a DU apart to judge the difficulty, or anything like that?
     
  2. Max*

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    Supply and demand.

    When the demand goes up (large quantities of out of warranty Tesla's needing repairs to batteries an DUs) the supply will go up too (mechanics that start working on out of warranty Tesla's).
     
  3. snaffah

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    I'm sure that will happen. I'm talking about how to actually do it, the mechanics of replacing the worn bearings
     

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