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TPMS works.

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by squad314, May 20, 2008.

  1. May 20, 2008 at 11:53 AM
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    squad314

    squad314 [OP] Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    My son and I set out this morning for his pre-school and at the end of my street I noticed mt TPMS light on.I pulled over and started checking pressures and when I got to the Passenger rear,I got a low reading on my gauge.The tire didn't appear soft but upon further inspection,I noticed the head of a roofing nail between the treads.Off to the local tire shop we went and twenty minutes and no charge later we were on our way.....They can be a pain in the ass sometimes but this is an example of the sensors doing thier job.:)
     
  2. May 20, 2008 at 11:56 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    that's great. You just reminded me...I really should get a tire repair kit.
     
  3. May 20, 2008 at 1:38 PM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    Do we only get a light? My last truck had an alarm that would scare the hell out of you.
     
  4. May 20, 2008 at 5:08 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 [OP] Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    No alarm for me Dave,just the light.
     
  5. May 22, 2008 at 8:38 PM
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    das56170

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    Its good to see that the TPMS worked for you when you needed it. When I switched out my stock wheels with some aftermarket wheels with no sensors, the light didn't come on for 2 days.
     
  6. May 23, 2008 at 10:34 AM
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    squad314

    squad314 [OP] Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    I understand that the sensors are incorporated in our vave stems,but can anyone explain to me how they actually work?
     
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