Tesla Model S Drive Unit Repair & Maintenance

Maintenance and repair of Tesla vehicles including programming work
$250 - $500


In Tesla Model S from 2012 - 2020, there are several issues that require replacement of the drive unit. These issues include leaking sealing ring of the motor cooling system, bearing wear which makes a characteristic sound, and mechanical failure of the reduction gear. We diagnose Tesla motors on various parameters to determine malfunctions or any fault with the drive unit.
Drive Unit Diagnostics for Your Tesla at EV's Republic
$1200 - $1500 (LABOR ONLY)

Drive unit replacement & programming

In some cases, due to poor maintenance, Tesla owners may put the motor in a critical state such that the only solution to fix the problem is to replace the entire drive unit. After replacing the drive unit, it is also imperative to program it and do the alignment. We have the infrastructure and resources to handle these. Please note price doesn't include parts.
Model S Drive Unit Advice & Service | EV's Republic

Drive unit bearing replacement

If you hear strange sounds from the motor when you press the accelerator or when it is idle, this may be a signal that you need to replace the drive unit bearing. It is advisable to change the bearing than to buy and install a used motor, as the used motor may have the same problem.
Drive Unit Bearing Consulting - Model S | EV's Republic
$4500 - $5500

Reduction gear repair

Leveraging our unmatched technical and industry experience, we repair Tesla reduction gear. When repairing reduction gear, we ensure holistic refurbishing of the motor. These include replacing the bearing, sealing ring of the cooling system, and the broken parts of the reduction gear. This service has a full 6-month or 20,000-mile motor warranty.
Model S Reduction Gear Repair & Advice | EV's Republic

Reduction gear oil flush

Many Tesla owners erroneously think they don't need to change the motor's oil and oil filters. This is not true. The oil in the motor gearbox needs to be changed regularly. We recommend changing the oil every 50,000 miles. Else, if you don't change the gear oil frequently, it will cause friction and grinding of gear components, consequently resulting in unnecessary wear and costly repairs.
Consult EV's Republic for Model S Gear Oil Maintenance

Drive Unit Preventative Care

One of The most common causes of drive unit failure is due to corrosion caused by coolant exposure. The best way to handle these issues is to stop them from ever happening with preventative care. Our drive unit preventative care service includes: Rotor seal replacement, Bearing replacement and Fluid flush. All Drive Unit Preventative Care comes with a 2 year or 20,000 mile warranty to guarantee our work (does not include reduction gear).
Consult EV's Republic for Model S Drive Unit Preventative Care

How can we help you deliver your car to us?

Every week, cars from different cities and states are sent to us for repairs. EV’s Republic is part of Central Dispatch, a service that manages hundreds of automotive transporters all over North America.  The members are all licensed, insured, and bonded transporters, skilled in auto transport. 

We are equipped with enclosed transport, and more common open transport is available.  We provide bids for the vehicle owner to review and handle payment, coordination, and scheduling, for a seamless customer experience.