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Old 07-19-2012, 10:46 AM   #5021
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mines a 09 so it sounds like i have the band type. What should i look for to see i they're the stem type? Does anyone know how to reset the whole dash though so i don't see the warning light?
well you could hit the reset button to clear the "low tire pressure" type in the small lcd display, but i dont think the yellow symbol will go away until you get the new sensors on and reset/calibrated
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:47 AM   #5022
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Some 09 people have found they have the valve stem type.
I sold my stock wheels and tires with the sensors in them and drove around with my aftermarket wheels without sensors for about 8 months before getting the sensors finally. They can be bought from tousley ford. You can have any tire shop install them then go to the ford dealer service bay and they will activate them for free. The calibration process takes them less than 45 seconds.

you may have the valve stem style sensor though. You really can't tell unless you have a tire removed
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:59 AM   #5023
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Some 09 people have found they have the valve stem type.
I sold my stock wheels and tires with the sensors in them and drove around with my aftermarket wheels without sensors for about 8 months before getting the sensors finally. They can be bought from tousley ford. You can have any tire shop install them then go to the ford dealer service bay and they will activate them for free. The calibration process takes them less than 45 seconds.

you may have the valve stem style sensor though. You really can't tell unless you have a tire removed
Tight Dude, I was wondering about valve stem vs bands because a member on here said he tried to upgrade to the stem but the garage that tried to put them on said they wouldn't communicate with the car, but since Ford just has to calibrate them I think I am going to upgrade to valve stem. Thanks Man!
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:01 AM   #5024
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Tight Dude, I was wondering about valve stem vs bands because a member on here said he tried to upgrade to the stem but the garage that tried to put them on said they wouldn't communicate with the car, but since Ford just has to calibrate them I think I am going to upgrade to valve stem. Thanks Man!
Yes sir! and band type sensors can NOT be transferred from one wheel to another. You must buy new band but that is pointless. Buy the stem style to replace them. they operate at the same frequency, are cheaper, and can be reused in new wheels.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:02 AM   #5025
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some 09 people have found they have the valve stem type.
I sold my stock wheels and tires with the sensors in them and drove around with my aftermarket wheels without sensors for about 8 months before getting the sensors finally. They can be bought from tousley ford. You can have any tire shop install them then go to the ford dealer service bay and they will activate them for free. The calibration process takes them less than 45 seconds.

You may have the valve stem style sensor though. you really can't tell unless you have a tire removed
this..... And thats weird that some 09 people have found valve stem types, all i know is that 09 was last "model year" of the band but as far as the actual date that they switched....who knows lol
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:04 AM   #5026
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What do the vale stems usually run for? My best friends dad owns a ford dealership (where I got my car) so that wont be a issue ordering them or having them put on easily. Should I also buy them before I replace the tires?
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yes sir! And band type sensors can not be transferred from one wheel to another. You must buy new band but that is pointless. Buy the stem style to replace them. They operate at the same frequency, are cheaper, and can be reused in new wheels.
and btw....the stock bands cant be reused but bands can be reused if you get an adjustable/universal band. Thats what i ended up doing...
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:07 AM   #5028
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What do the vale stems usually run for? My best friends dad owns a ford dealership (where I got my car) so that wont be a issue ordering them or having them put on easily. Should I also buy them before I replace the tires?
Yes because they will be able to install them when they install the tires. And tousley has them for $50.66 each. you will also need the stem rebuild kit for each wheel. its only like $7

The band style sensors are $71.74 each and you will need the mounting straps which are $31.61 each and are specific to wheel size
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #5029
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and btw....the stock bands cant be reused but bands can be reused if you get an adjustable/universal band. Thats what i ended up doing...
this is what i meant^ I should have elaborated lol I just meant he cannot reuse the ones he currently has as they will probably break upon removal
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Anyone have a link with the valve stem rebuild kit from Tousley? A quick search and I couldn't find it. Thanks!

I think I can actually get all four for around $140 but I will not reveal my source until I buy them cuz there is only 1 set. haha
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