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tpms issue...

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by linkfeeney, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:19 AM
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    ok so its cold here this morning in expensive NJ!
    like around in the high 20 degress... I turned my truck to warm up and saw the TPMS came on. So ok, I'll go fill up air later... then it warms up so I drove it out on the interstate, the light went away! WTF?!
    I guess I'll check my PSI later. anyone has issues?
     
  2. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:22 AM
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    It is very possible that with the temp. change the pressure changed enough to set off the sensors. I wouldn't worry about it, just keep an eye out.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:22 AM
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    My truck does crazy stuff in the cold to! No big deal! If it goes away after it warms up you should be fine! If not then you got problems
     
  4. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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    if not then I've got a problem??? are u talking about new sensors problems or simple as filling up air problems???
     
  5. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:32 AM
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    Both possibly(more then likely the air pressure)! But im 99% sure its just due to the cold weather!
     
  6. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:32 AM
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    Sorry didnt mean to scare you!
     
  7. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:32 AM
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    i know the air is dense in the cold, I dont see it how it possible causing the PSI. It was just weird. Man, so cold outside that I dont even want to to check my tire pressure.. :D
     
  8. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:34 AM
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    yeah I dont have time to go back to the dealers and bitch at them right now... at least after the holidays.
     
  9. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:36 AM
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    The air becomes less dense in extreme colds therfore less psi. when the tires are ran they warm up then the air expands again! if you want to avoid this have your tires filled with nitrogen... or just don't worry about it:D
     
  10. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:42 AM
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    yeah the nitrogen is cold thou. how does it work? the problem if lets just say I'm in the middle of nowhere in NJ.... i heard I cannot mix air with nitrogen. then i would be SOL no?
     
  11. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:43 AM
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    Maybe just add a pound or 2 of psi and see what happens, our sensors have some play I think something like 3psi in either direction before they go off. Being it is cold the psi should be dropping thus adding a few extra psi may keep it in the zone. However that is alot to do for just curiousity sake. I'd let it ride.
     
  12. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:45 AM
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    Yes you would be SOL!!!:) that is the neg of it:(.... but that it wat a spare is for..
     
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    My thoughts exactly.^^^^^ luke.

    i was too slow on that
     
  14. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:51 AM
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    ok about i lost 2 tires due to some hobos left shards of glass all over the road! How about this scenario people??!!!
     
  15. Dec 8, 2008 at 9:32 AM
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    okay you win:D
     
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    u call 20 degrees cold....its -4 here with wind chill.

    and TRD man is absolutly right. The molecules come closer together in the cold, being more dense and causing less PSI. when u drive the air warms up and expands...creating more PSI. if u filled up this morning i would take some air out when u have a chance because when it warms up....ur PSI will be very high.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2008 at 9:49 AM
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    man, it is so depressign when the weather outside is that cold!! Sometimes i wonder why didn't my parents live in South cali in the first place?!?!? well good thing i didn't fill anything up
     
  18. Dec 8, 2008 at 9:59 AM
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    My wife's 05 4Runner has done the same thing every winter. We live in the foothills of CA with lows in the high teens/low 20's. The Toy tech explained the TPMS monitors for equal pressure within all the tires and 5 psi less in any one will set off the light. It has been resolved with checking and equalizing all tires including the spare. Regarding filling up in the morning (cold) and increased pressure when it warms up, the pressure change is only a couple PSI not enough to worry about. My Taco was bought this spring, we'll see if it does it this winter.
     
  19. Dec 8, 2008 at 10:07 AM
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    yup -24 with the wind chill not fun tacoma is in the shop cars, trucks off the road everywhere, salt didn't work freak sudden cold makes the roads ice rinks!! yipppeeeee. But hey its gonna be 54 on weds with rain!!! WTF

    Back on topic..

    Isn't there a TSB for the TPMS I saw here recently??? Exactly the prob Link describes. Worth a look see.....
     
  20. Dec 8, 2008 at 11:42 AM
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    has to do with the sensor in the spare tire. mine is setting my light off right now cuz i been too lazy to drop it down and fill it. i don't think the 09's have them in the spare anymore...too many people bringing in vehicles to have the spare tire aired up.
     
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