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Broken TPMS Sensor...

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jeverich, May 18, 2012.

  1. May 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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    jeverich

    jeverich [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Mounted up the new 255/85s this afternoon. Coby (uscg2008) took a ride out to the Hobby Shop on the CG base. Got a quick tutorial on mount/dismount, running the machine etc. - did all four ourselves.

    Last tire, broke off the TPMS sensor. Honestly, we neither of us even thought to watch our for te sensors, lucky we didnt break more off. Pretty sure the bead set right on top of the sensor and snapped it off.

    My question is this - looks like the sensors use a grommet to maintain air roughy integrity...the one we snapped off didn't have a grommet on it, I'm assuming that I'm not losing any air then. Light is staying solid - per standard specs. Don't give a shit about not having a functional TPMS system, and don't want to pay for another new sensor. It's a product of litigation. Just sayin.

    Don't want to get into a legal diatribe over having an inoperative system. Just want to know if I should replace in order to avoid a slow leak?
     
  2. May 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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    Damn iPhone auto fail...
     
  3. May 19, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    If you aren't losing any air then it's fine. Just check the tire pressure to make sure
     
  4. May 20, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    Deff the tpms system is such a pita. Wish we could pull a fuse and it be gone forever. Unless the valve stem got messed up u should be fine. It's like a threaded tube with the valve in the middle and locknut with rubber grommet on each side of the wheel surface.
     
  5. May 20, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    The sensor has nothing to do with air staying in the tire, the valve stem keeps the air in.
     
  6. May 20, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    The sensor is attached to the valve stem, so he's worried he bent the whole assembly.
     
  7. May 20, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    ^^^^ That. Yes, know how valve stems function...
     
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