Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Raise Vehicle - 2 Post Lift

Raise Vehicle - 2 Post Lift

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Warning:

This procedure was derived from pre-production computer models, and might not reflect the real-world situation. Warnings and cautions might be missing. Follow safety requirements and use extreme caution when working on or near high voltage systems and components. Do not redistribute this content.

Raise

Warning: To reduce the risk of personal injury, use appropriate equipment while performing this operation.

Warning: Do not work on an incorrectly supported vehicle.

Caution:

This procedure lifts the vehicle for service operations other than HV battery replacement. When replacing the HV battery, follow lifting instructions within that procedure.

Raise

  1. Disconnect the charging cable from the vehicle.

Warning: Do not attach the charging cable to the charge port while the vehicle is on the lift.

  1. Move the lifting arms fully outward.
  2. Position the vehicle centrally between the lift posts, and that the steering wheel is in line with the lift posts.
  3. Position the front and rear lifting arm pads under the vehicle lift points on the HV battery as shown.
  4. Adjust the lifting arm pads to the optimum height.
  5. Make sure that the hood, liftgate, and all doors are closed, unless necessary for the work to be performed.
  6. Check that the arms are correctly located, and make sure that no part of the vehicle is in danger of contacting the ceiling, tool boxes, or other items in the service area when the vehicle is raised.
  7. Raise the vehicle slightly, and check again that all 4 pads are in the correct position.

Caution: If the procedure requires the hood, liftgate, or doors to be open while the vehicle is raised, closely watch their position as the vehicle is being raised to avoid contact with the lift mechanism, ceiling, or objects hanging from the ceiling.

  1. Raise the vehicle to the necessary service height, and then engage any lift safety locks.

Lower

  1. Make sure that no tools, equipment, other items, or personnel are under the vehicle or under any open doors.
  2. Disengage any lift safety locks, and fully lower the vehicle.
  3. Move the lifting arms fully out from under the vehicle, and lower the lifting pads
  4. Close any open hood, liftgate, or doors as necessary
  5. Remove the vehicle from the lift.

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