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^^^ lol marie and your truck is an 08 lol
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^^^ lol marie and your truck is an 08 lol
Tell me about it!!! No TPS, missing airbag sensor, brakes squeaked since day one, clutch just started squeaking.... I miss my '99 :( haha
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wheel....tire...same difference :P haha i dont like the lights though :(
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they attach to the wheel with a zip tire / hose clamp strap

like dis http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forum...ne-tpms-02.jpg
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All I can say is whoever mounted and balanced your wheels really should have been a trained place that could have told you about this TPMS issue...

Les Schwab has educated employees...we got one in this thead!
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If a car comes into a shop with tpms, the shop cant disable it or not switch over the sensors. well they can but its against all kinds of laws.

The light will come on if overinflated, which 45 psi definitly is. There is no need to run max psi. it will balloon out the tire and the center tread will wear out faster. I run my 33s at 35ish.

The sensors are very similar to the ones Focer posted. A band like that with a blue sensor that clips on it. Id be shocked if the shop didnt transfer your sensors. air down your tires (dont forget to check the air in your spare) and see if that kills the light
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All I can say is whoever mounted and balanced your wheels really should have been a trained place that could have told you about this TPMS issue...

Les Schwab has educated employees...we got one in this thead!
lol, dee de deee!
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If a car comes into a shop with tpms, the shop cant disable it or not switch over the sensors. well they can but its against all kinds of laws.

The sensors are very similar to the ones Focer posted. A band like that with a blue sensor that clips on it. Id be shocked if the shop didnt transfer your sensors. air down your tires (dont forget to check the air in your spare) and see if that kills the light

A couple things to remember - A) the band cannot be re-used so assuming to re-use sensors (usually another fee for them to seperate your old wheel/tire combo) you would need to provide the shop with new bands.... B) when you take/buy a new wheel/tire combo and have a shop mount & balance them they WILL NOT take apart your old combo unless you request (and pay) them to do that. Hence they WILL NOT see that there is a TPS... that's from experience. The shop that did my new wheels had no idea my truck has a system until I told them. The owner knows my boss/uncle and they'd never seen the set-up in a Ranger so they took my old ones apart at no charge to me so they could look and learn and possibly try to re-use the sensor. However, they can't re-use the bands so the sensors are useless at that point.
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well they aren't inflated to max psi, i used a pressure tester and they were at 43, 65 is max, but i aired them down to 35. i just asked them to mount the tires on the rims, and not take my old ones off, so i suppose that part is my fault. i'll have to see if they will change my sensors over for me then.
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REMEMBER... you CANNOT RE-USE YOUR OLD SENSOR BANDS... you need to go to Ford and at minimum buy new bands and pay for them to pull the old sensors but it'd be best to have Ford do the whole process... honestly... it's a light on the dash... I just keep an eye on my tires and let the light flash... it doesn't ding, so save the money and ignore the light... don't bother with the sensors.
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how come you can't re-use the band? is it something that has to be cut? Focer posted a picture ( http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forum...ne-tpms-02.jpg ) is that hose clamp what they used as a replacement after they cut theirs?
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From my understanding the stock band is welded to the wheel.
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From my understanding the stock band is welded to the wheel.


Its not weld to the wheel


its just clamped together, you can not remove it without cutting it


they aren't hose clamp style from the OE, but the aftermarket replacements are
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I just got the light too. Is there a fuse that can be pulled to make the light turn off, or can I pull out the gauge cluster and remove the bulb?
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who cares, its a light. The shop should of known all new cars have tpms and you have to remove the tire and replace the tires on eth rim a certain way or else damage to eth sensorcan result. so all in all who cares its a light you dont need it.
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Just put a piece of black tape over the light...
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umm idk what to say I guess ill just figure something out for myself.
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Scott... rumor is there's nothing you can do. I've have a couple people tell me they'll look into it and none have given me an answer. I run my fogs all the time so that light is always on so I'm used to it... I'm sure you'll get used to it to but if you do figure something out PM me!
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I will, it may take me a while.
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You could pull your instrument cluster and remove the bulb from it. I don't know what kind of issues you may have because of that, but bulb removal was my method of choice for ridding myself of constant engine lights from my days of driving 90s GM junk.

Also, max psi is what the manufacturer has determined to be the highest cold psi that the tires structure can handle under load and heat cycles. Remember air expands as it heats up, the pressure inside the tire is what makes it round. Both circumferentially and width wise. Improper psi will effect the size and shape of your contact patch, wear and heat buildup in the carcass.
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Old 08-20-2009
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The aftermarket bands are cheap, if you are really worried about the light just buy a set, and if you plan to switch out rims/tires in the winter buy another set of sensors, its a lot cheaper to do that then pay a shop to switch them out every year. Sensors for Fords are not that expensive, the last time I bought one for a customer's car it listed at $50. Eveytime I sell a wheel/tire combo I always price sensors into the deal and explain that that is the only way to keep the light off. Any shop that claims to not know that your truck has sensors can't be serious, they are required an all cars and trucks 2008 and newer.
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So its been a few weeks now and like Marie said I got used to it lol. I really could care less about the light now lol. I just look at it like its a warm up sensor. I start the truck and when it stops flashing and goes constant, on I drive.
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if its flashing then the sensors are either missing, one is broke, or you have to retrain them. there is no way of turning the TPMS off on these newer cars. it became a law after the Firestone problem ford had which made all cars have to have them. if the light is solid then the pressure is either high or low. it will only turn off when u set ur tires to factory psi.
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I have mustang wheels on my truck with brand new perellis(i didnt spell correct) that came from the guy i bought them from and they came of an 07 gt so I dont see why they dont have them with them idk maybe they do have sensors they just arent programed to my truck. Anyways the light is ok with me till i get new tires one day
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