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#1 Old 12-12-2012, 10:21 AM
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Yet another TPMS question

Read a bunch of TPMS threads, but still have a question...

Driving to work this morning, the TPMS light came on. I was on the highway, doing about 65. I just had all new tires put on last week, but everything worked fine for 1 week.

On the display, it's the third item with the issue. Since it's not labelled as to which wheel it is, looking at something I read, it says the display is FL, FR, RR, RL (odd, but found nothing saying otherwise). Can anyone confirm it reads the tires clockwise, vs say FL, FR, RL, RR?

Also, since the reading is just ** do you think the whole sensor is gone, or possibly just needs the rebuild kit? When I got the tires, the tire shop said they tend to not rebuild, as many times they are frozen and end up breaking. So if they work when they came in, they leave them alone.

Any advice is appreciated.

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Read a bunch of TPMS threads, but still have a question...

Driving to work this morning, the TPMS light came on. I was on the highway, doing about 65. I just had all new tires put on last week, but everything worked fine for 1 week.

On the display, it's the third item with the issue. Since it's not labelled as to which wheel it is, looking at something I read, it says the display is FL, FR, RR, RL (odd, but found nothing saying otherwise). Can anyone confirm it reads the tires clockwise, vs say FL, FR, RL, RR?

Also, since the reading is just ** do you think the whole sensor is gone, or possibly just needs the rebuild kit? When I got the tires, the tire shop said they tend to not rebuild, as many times they are frozen and end up breaking. So if they work when they came in, they leave them alone.

Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks.
When the light came on, did it flash, or just come on steady? If it came on steady, then check your tire pressures, you likely have one that is low. If it flashes, then you have a bad sensor somewhere. The batteries in the sensor apparently go out after about six to seven years (not part of the rebuild they tried to sell you), which requires a new sensor.


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It did flash actually, for about 15 seconds, then it went solid.

Wonder if that would be covered under my Gold extended warranty then? Or if they consider that a "maintenance part". The truck is only a 2008. Sucks, cause I just had the tires mounted.

Do you know on the display, the order of the readings?

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I know they flash the sensors clockwise starting FL. They should be able to tell you which one is not responding with the sensor tool.

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Thanks. The tire dealer actually told me to swing in first. He said the tool to program will tell them if it's a programming issue (weird after all this time) or if the battery voltage is low and it needs to be replaced. Strange timing after getting new tires last week.

I wonder if a 4 year told TPMS sensor would be covered under the Gold+ extended warranty, or if they'll say it's a wear and tear item. Should have lasted longer than this.

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So the tire shop says it tested fine. They reprogrammed it and the light is out. Seems fine. First time that's ever happened. Weird.

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Scratch that, sort of. So after they fixed it, I parked the truck for about an hr, and then drove it from where I was home. About a 2 mile drive from when they fixed it, a different sensor is now reading as dead (flashing). The one they fixed is fine. What the heck! Is the receiver in the truck having a problem? I'll have them reprogram this one and we'll see what happens, but anyone seen this type of behavior?

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On the display, it's the third item with the issue. Since it's not labelled as to which wheel it is, looking at something I read, it says the display is FL, FR, RR, RL (odd, but found nothing saying otherwise). Can anyone confirm it reads the tires clockwise, vs say FL, FR, RL, RR?
I do not think it is correct. I believer there is no particular order of measurements and display. I just had a tire that was leaking air, and it was RL that was displayed as the second item on the screen.

Since there is no particular order, the message suggests to check all tires since the order is not the same all the time.

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Seriously? I thought I read otherwise. It's just random?

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Seriously? I thought I read otherwise. It's just random?
Unless then changes this in later versions (I have the first Armada'04). But if the display does not specify which tire, it is random - otherwise they would assign each measurement to a certain tire on the screen.

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