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Valve stems and TPMS

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by lakewoodbilly, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Oct 12, 2008 at 5:52 PM
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    lakewoodbilly

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    I was wondering if the valve stem (which is a ridged type compared to a rubber type) is a functional part or a non-functional part of the the TPMS system; or if it is completely separate and my TRD sport just has these metal / ridged type.

    Thx...Bill
     
  2. Oct 12, 2008 at 5:55 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    It is a functional part of the the TPMS system. 2006 and up tacomas have them and if you dont you will see the plain valve stem.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2008 at 6:30 PM
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    When you buy new tires then you would always continue to use the same valve stem? Are they made to last a long time?

    I have been reading about the TPMS modules failing / wearing out and the associated cost to continue to use this as an OEM feature. Seems like something that would be servicable without spending big dollars at a dealership.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2008 at 6:45 PM
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    Yes you use the same valve stem.

    I have seen them still working with no problems after 60,000 miles.


    I have only seen a few that have actually failed and needed replacement but a lot that needed replacement due to being damaged during tire replacement.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2008 at 6:45 PM
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    jasonh

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    on the inside part of that valve stem is what transmits the tire is low. this is what it looks like on the inside..
    http://www.toyotatpms.com/
     
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