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What’re The Odds The Tech Messed Up My TPMS Sensor While Patching My Tire?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by awoit, Oct 3, 2021.

  1. Oct 3, 2021 at 8:26 PM
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    awoit

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    I got my tire patched the other day after noticing a large nail and small leak, and at the same time had my TPMS symbol light up which makes sense cuz it was in the 20s that morning before I put air in it to drive it to the mechanic.

    After the patch job I double checked all my tire’s pressure, including my spare, and they were all where I normally run my PSI (38), and also performed the TPMS reset. The symbol is blinking for a minute and then staying lit, which the manual says to reach out to the dealer at that point.

    Is it coincidence that my TPMS went out, or the battery needs replacing the exact same week that I got my tire patched, or did someone botch it while messing with my tire, or are there multiple sequences (one perhaps I’m overlooking) to reset my TPMS?
     
  2. Oct 3, 2021 at 8:31 PM
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    It’s possible. But you will need to know what sensor that is bad.
    If it’s not the sensor on the tire that was patched, then no. It wasn’t the techs fault.

    How old are your sensors?
    Depending on their age, it still might not be the techs fault.
     
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  3. Oct 3, 2021 at 8:50 PM
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    Very high.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2021 at 10:20 PM
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    What's my best order of operations: Should I take it to Toyota (or back to the tire shop) and have them determine which one is bad, and if it is the same wheel where my tire was patched, request the shop that patched the wheel pay for repair? Or do you think its worth just having them replaced since the truck still has the original set and has been running them since Sept 2007 (when I bought the truck off the lot).

    Also, is it worth having Toyota put them in or is this type of job any wheel shop can handle?
     
  5. Oct 4, 2021 at 11:49 AM
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    If these are the OEM original that came with an '08 truck, I'd suspect it's time for new ones. Batteries don't last forever. It's one reason I don't like working on other people's vehicles, some stuff just happens by coincidence.
     
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    Hmmmm......lets see....

    OEM sensors that are 13 years old....

    Yeah, all 4 (5) need to be replaced.

    As already said, Batteries do not have infinite life. Typical lifespan of TPMS batteries is about 10 years. Some don't last that long, others go a bit longer.

    Any tire shop should be able to handle this task. Be prepared to pay for sensors and labor to install.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2021 at 12:53 AM
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    You'll need one for the spare too. You can get a 4 pack for $80

    Amazon.com: MORESENSOR Signature Series 315MHz TPMS Tire Pressure Sensor 4-Pack | Preprogrammed for Select 35+ Japanese Brand Models | Replacement for 42607-08010 | Clamp-in | NX-S011-4 : Automotive

    Plus one more

    Amazon.com: MORESENSOR Signature Series 315MHz TPMS Tire Pressure Sensor | Preprogrammed for Select 270+ Japanese Brand Models | Replacement for 42607-33011 | Clamp-in | NX-S008 : Automotive

    If you're close to needing new tires order the new ones and any tire store will install them at no extra cost when you have new tires mounted. Otherwise if you have them installed most places charge $10-$15 per tire. Also,if your spare is 10+ years old no tire store will touch it.

    I bought new tires in March for my 2007 and carried the 5 sensors with me and had them installed. The old sensors were still working, but I knew I was past due and they would wear out before the new tires did. Since my spare was the original I found a newer take-off tire less than 10 years old and had it mounted with a new sensor as well.
     
  8. Nov 2, 2021 at 11:05 AM
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    awoit

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    I hadn't thought about the age of my spare.. It's the original from when I got the truck in 07'.

    My tires have a decent amount of tread but I drive a lot too... I'm thinking come next summer I'll get all 5 tires replaced with 5 new TPMS sensors, and just deal with the symbol being lit for now..
     
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