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TPMS how they work by air preasure or tire revolution

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rob01, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    rob01

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    Can someone tell me how the TPMS works. Does the sensor simply read preasure in the tire or is it through the abs system where it measures tire revolution.
     
  2. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    chris4x4

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    They read the pressure in the tire.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    T - Tire
    P - PRESSURE
    M - Monitoring
    S - System

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    That's not really helpful. Toyota has TPMS systems (like in the 1st Gen Highlanders) that use passive TPMS rather than active TPMS. The Tacoma has active TPMS.

    The passive TPMS does not measure air pressure. It measures tire rotation to determine whether a tire is underinflated.
     
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    ????WHAT???? So how fast does the spare under the truck need to rotate?
    The TPMS will go off if that tire is low.


    It measures pressure. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Nov 28, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    On a passive system the spare is not measured. He is correct. Unless your joking and I just dont pick up on that.... :cool:
     
  9. Nov 28, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    You're going to need to pull your foot out of your mouth after you read this.
     
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