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TPMS Removal

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by garage_monkey, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    garage_monkey

    garage_monkey [OP] You're dumber than stupid.

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    I am going to have my rims powder coated but i need to have the tires and TPMS removed before i take them to him, so my questions is
    "How hard is it to remove/replace the TPMS?"
     
  2. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:55 AM
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    I am pretty sure they are attached to your valve stem, so when you remove your stem they come out with em.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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    garage_monkey [OP] You're dumber than stupid.

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    I knew they were attached to the valve stem, but i didn't know if i needed a "special" tool to get the whole thing out.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:02 AM
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    I dont think so. Here is a link to what they look like. Looks to me like they just come right out. http://www.toyotatpms.com/
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    Actually, they ARE the valve stem......

    They are a two-piece system and unscrew from the rim. From the side of the wheel that faces the outside, you will see what looks like a hex nut over the valve stem. Unscrew it (lefty loosey). Once the nut is removed the TPMS should push right out. Push gently on the valve stem towards to center of the wheel and they should pop out.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:08 PM
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    Thanks Rocketball, i am going to take my tires off this weekend so we'll see how it goes. Just wanted an idea of what i was getting myself into.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    I believe the issue you may have is reinstalling them because of the very specific torque requirement to properly seal the o-ring. I'm not sure if "finger tight" is the alternative but all the recommendations and videos I've seen has the mechanic using a very low range in-lbf torque driver.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    I believe the recommended standard torque is 4 in/lb of torque.
     
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