Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Fluids and Capacities


Component / System Description
Air Conditioning Depending on its intended sales region, the air conditioning system is filled with R134a or R1234yf refrigerant.
  • 1012403-00-B, REFRIGERANT, R134a
  • 2006643-00-A, REFRIGERANT, R1234yf

If oil needs to be added to the air conditioning system, use only POE ND-11 (part number 1023305-00-A), or equivalent.

Caution: Do not mix different types of A/C system oil.

Coolant The cooling system contains an ethylene glycol (phosphate and nitrate free) based coolant.
  • 1029320-00-A, ETHYLENE GLYCOL COOLANT - 50/50 MIX - 1 Gallon
  • 1061466-00-A, ETHYLENE GLYCOL COOLANT - 50/50 MIX - 55 Gallon Drum

The overall coolant concentration should not fall below 50% by volume to make sure that the anti-corrosion properties of the coolant are maintained.

Coolant concentrations greater than 60% are not recommended as cooling efficiency will be impaired.

Tesla G-48 coolant is a pre-mixed 50/50 solution of coolant and water. The coolant is ready to use. Do not add water.

Caution: Do not top-up or refill the cooling system with any other type of coolant.

Brake Fluid DOT 3. Dow 372LB (part number 1060099-00-A) is recommended to prevent squeaking from the master cylinder as the brakes are applied.

Caution: Only use new fluid from sealed containers.

Electrical Joint Compound Penetrox A-13 electrical joint compound (part number 1089974-00-A).
Transmission Fluid ATF-9. SK Lubricant 422313 (part number 1135241-00-A) is used for both front and rear drive units.
Windshield Washer Fluid Tesla windshield washer fluid contains 40% Methanol.
  • 6005944-00-A, WINDOW WASHER FLUID, NEXEO - 1 Gallon
  • 1061464-00-A, WINDOW WASHER FLUID, NEXEO - 55 Gallon Drum


Component / System Capacity
Air conditioning refrigerant 1.455 lb (1.41 lb minimum, 1.50 lb maximum) 660 g (640 g minimum, 680 g maximum)
Air conditioning oil 4.94 oz (weight) minimum, 5.64 oz (weight) maximum 140 g minimum, 160 g maximum
Cooling system, Long Range Battery (filled from dry) 4.0 gallons 15.0 L
Cooling system, Standard Battery (filled from dry) 3.5 gallons 13.3 L
Transmission, Front Drive Unit 1.85 quarts 1750 mL
Transmission, Rear Drive Unit 2.90 quarts 2750 mL


     Inspection and Service

    Maintenance Service Maintenance Service and Intervals Note: Use this information to determine the maintenance procedures and intervals that Tesla recommends. Brake Fluid Check Check the condition of


     Vehicle Lifting


     Fender Assembly - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)- Remove

    This procedure assumes the cowl screen carrier bracket, headlight grommet, and underhood storage unit clips on the fender assembly being replaced are undamaged. Inspect these components and if necessary, replace with new parts. Remove Remove the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rea

     Pressure Transducer - High Pressure (Remove and Replace)

    Remove Remove the underhood storage unit. See Underhood Storage Unit (Remove and Replace). Perform the A/C refrigerant recovery. See A/C Refrigerant (Recovery and Recharge). Remove the outer HVAC plenum duct. See Duct - HVAC Plenum - Outer (Remove and Replace). Disconnect the electrical

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