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TPMS-resetting after tire replacement

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by popojoe24, April 10, 2011.

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    1. popojoe24

      popojoe24 New Member

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      i had all 4 tired replaced at Midas, and they were unable to reset the tire pressure monitoring sensors. now i get an error message "Tire Pressure Default", and there is a constant TPMS warning indicator on my dash. i read that i may have to purchase a special magnet in order to reset them myself. any suggestions? thanks
       
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      it uses a magnet like this
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      should be easy to do, im surprised Midas couldn't do it
       
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      Take it to Pepboys if you have one close they have the tool to do it and only takes 5mins
       
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      thanks guys.
       
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      Where can you get the magnet?

      STU
       
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      I see posts like this & wonder:

      * what in the WORLD the tire tech is doing to the TPMS Sensors while mounting the tire?

      * Are they mounting static weights too close to the Sensor?

      * What can cause the NEED for this?

      I ask these questions, because I had the 4th set of brand new tires installed @ Walmart of all places just a month or so ago. I know for a fact they went through nothing at all to "reset" the TPMS. The 2nd & third set of tires I took the tires & wheels to a tire shop I called on for my business. The Monty was 60 miles away.

      I've never had to do this, but I see posts about it every 6-8 months.

      Just curious if one of our resident Techs can explain why.

      Rob
       
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      not a tech resident, but are the shops putting in new ones? they might make a couple of bucks on the deal.
      I know when i mounted 5 new tires, i had the shop mount one of their new ones, couldn't program it for the life of me. Bought a used one of fleabay which worked great.
       
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      if after mounting tires you get a tpms light 99.99% who ever dismounted the old tires, also dismounted the sensor or broke it.

      it is correct the tpms sensors are programed to the vehicle. there is no reason to reprogram them less they are replaced.
       
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      ^^^ as I said... what in the world is the installer doing to see everyone having to reprogram all the time... LOL

      Installer breaking them makes perfect sense. I know on the old Ford Band-style sensors, when we refinished wheels they had to be removed to bake the powdercoating on the refinished wheels. We had to replace sensors all the time cuz the bands would desimate the sensors.

      My wife's Monty has the valve stem style sensors. Unless the tech is just careless, they should never hit the sensor with a tire iron/bar.

      Rob
       
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      How about if you change tire size. My wifes mounty has TPMS and I am going to a bigger tire when I buy before winter. I have been wondering about the sensors. I would figure 25psi is 25psi no matter what size tire it is. But not sure, I think it is 25 they cut on at. Hers have came on a couple times. One tire has a very slow leak. Oh ya, which kind do the 08 mountys have the bands or valve type? If the valve type I guess you can't change valve stems when you change tires can you? How do these things work anyway the vehicle must pick up a RF sig. from them I guess.

      STU
       
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      tire size doesnt matter to the sensors. As far as how they work they send out an rf signal to the vehicle's computer.
       
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      That is what I thought, thanks for the answer.

      STU
       
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      Hey everyone....

      I purchased rims and tires from CarID with new TPMS sensors.

      I'm having a hard time getting them paired or programmed to the truck. I've been to 2 Ford dealerships and tried a local tire shop who at least attempted to get them to sync.

      They said they could read them on their tool but couldn't get the truck to read them.

      has anyone had any success getting aftermarket TPMS sensors paired?

      Brand: ORO-TEK
       
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      Assuming you are talking about your 2012 Limited in your profile...you might get a more helpful response if you post in the 2011 and newer forums.
       

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