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Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by The Shape, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Mar 4, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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    The Shape

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    I had a blow out yesterday when I hit some scrap metal in the road. I was scheduled to get my truck serviced today anyway so I had the dealership swap my spare tire onto the regular rim, and I am just gonna by a used tire for a spare for now. Anyway the tech said I ruined my tire sensor in the blow out. He said he would have to look up the price of the sensor, but that it would cost 85 bucks just to program it :eek:!!!! Is this right???? If I just ignore the yellow warning light on the dash am I correct that it will not effect anything else?
     
  2. Mar 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    topgun155

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    Ya it serves no mechanical purpose. Lots of guys who have new rims just choose to ignore it.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    The Shape

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    That's good to know.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    Might look into that. For the time being I will just trust my $5 tire gauge. ;)
     
  5. Mar 6, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    i love my TPMS!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Mar 6, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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    Your kidding right? If not your the first person I've heard of that likes it. Wait till you need to get new ones or need them reprogrammed....then see how much you like them.
     
  7. Mar 6, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    they saved me from trashing a tire....and why would i need to get them replaced because if they fault out i will just put a piece if electrical tape over the light.....or remove the led better yet

    so far im liking the tpms they saved me a tire
     
  8. Mar 7, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    TacoDaTugBoat

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    I like mine too! I imagine it's pretty hard to trash the tire hard enough to ruin the TPMS too. It let me know that I had a slow leak in one tire and that I had to keep checking it. Works fine for me.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    I agree with him- I check my tires weekly or so...but while driving from Pensacola to New Orleans I drove over a sheetrock blade on the road and didn't know it. 4 inch gash in the tire and a moderate pace leak. That tire heated up like CRAZY and probably would have parted pretty quickly-cept the light came on and I pulled over to look at it. Saved me a blown out tire at 70 or 75mph with a fully loaded truck...
     
  10. Mar 7, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    Well it's good to hear it's working as intended for some. The only experience I've had with them so far is the light triggers from temperature changes every year.
     
  11. Mar 7, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    I like them because my wife knows that if the light comes on she needs to go to the closest gas station and air them up. and i dont have to do anything, its like automated service :D
     
  12. Mar 7, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    My tpm light is on, one of them must be out, the pressure is ok. I've driven 50 years without them so I guess I'll just ignore the light. Seems like the politicians just drool over ways to protect us....and it costs us money every time.
     
  13. Mar 7, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    ummm yeah
    could be the spare....unless they did away with tpms in the spare that year....as i may remember reading that:confused:
     
  14. Mar 7, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    its either all 2007+ or 2008+ have 5 TPMS sensors total
     
  15. Mar 7, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    ummm yeah
    my 06 has five
     
  16. Mar 7, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    maybe its 06, idk for sure but im almost positive 2005 doesnt have them
     
  17. Mar 7, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    ummm yeah
    i searched and found that 09+ have four TPMS

    check the spare nagleg
     
  18. Mar 7, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    i have a 2010 and mine has 5, so idk what to tell you
     
  19. Mar 7, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    Spare is ok....things are a POS, and now I see there is a recall on them.
    I don't mind the light. I check the pressure myself.
     
  20. Mar 12, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    I agree it can be usefull and save you from ruining a tire if it gets low, but they are to expensive for what they do. Even before I had this sensor go bad I checked the pressure in my tires once a week while filling the tank just like I have done on every vehicle I have owned for years. I will just continue doing that for now.
     
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