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Old 10-12-2008, 05:52 PM   #1
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Valve stems and TPMS

I was wondering if the valve stem (which is a ridged type compared to a rubber type) is a functional part or a non-functional part of the the TPMS system; or if it is completely separate and my TRD sport just has these metal / ridged type.

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It is a functional part of the the TPMS system. 2006 and up tacomas have them and if you dont you will see the plain valve stem.
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When you buy new tires then you would always continue to use the same valve stem? Are they made to last a long time?

I have been reading about the TPMS modules failing / wearing out and the associated cost to continue to use this as an OEM feature. Seems like something that would be servicable without spending big dollars at a dealership.
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When you buy new tires then you would always continue to use the same valve stem?
Yes you use the same valve stem.

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Are they made to last a long time?
I have seen them still working with no problems after 60,000 miles.


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I have been reading about the TPMS modules failing / wearing out and the associated cost to continue to use this as an OEM feature. Seems like something that would be servicable without spending big dollars at a dealership.
I have only seen a few that have actually failed and needed replacement but a lot that needed replacement due to being damaged during tire replacement.
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on the inside part of that valve stem is what transmits the tire is low. this is what it looks like on the inside..
http://www.toyotatpms.com/
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