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Old 06-28-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
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tpms help

ok so today i ran over a screw and my tire almost went flat and the light came on for low tire pressure. I got the tire plugged and filled back with air. How do i get the light to turn off? this is my first car with the tpms so no experience with it previously.


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Old 06-28-2011, 03:18 PM   #2
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I don't have my Focus at work to check the owner's manual, but IIRC you should be able to just start the car up again. It's been my experience that once you drive a short distance the light should go off.
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Yep, the owner's manual is a wonderful resource for those who choose to use it. I went ahead and spent a few minutes to look it up for you.

2nd printing, p.247

"When inflating your tires
When putting air into your tires (such as at a gas station or in your
garage), the tire pressure monitoring system may not respond
immediately to the air added to your tires.
It may take up to two minutes of driving over 20 mph (32 km/h) for the
light to turn off after you have filled your tires to the recommended
inflation pressure."
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:23 PM   #4
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So do I need to pay for TPMS maintenance, when I get my tire replaced?

I saw on the services on TireRack, at the shops, that provide this "service".
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So do I need to pay for TPMS maintenance, when I get my tire replaced?

I saw on the services on TireRack, at the shops, that provide this "service".
the pain with this system, if i am am correct in assuming, is that the sensor for this are built to your valve stems. so if you replace your tires, your going to have to replace that sensor...


i could be wrong, people feel free to correct me, but this is what i heard from a mechanic. (non ford one)
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the pain with this system, if i am am correct in assuming, is that the sensor for this are built to your valve stems. so if you replace your tires, your going to have to replace that sensor...


i could be wrong, people feel free to correct me, but this is what i heard from a mechanic. (non ford one)
You can reuse the valves/sensors. The only issue may be that if any of the seals should leak later, they'll have to remove the tire again to replace the valve/sensor. For this reason, rebuild kits are sold by some tire shops. Most reputable shops can replace tires w/o damaging the valves/sensors, however.
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You can reuse the valves/sensors. The only issue may be that if any of the seals should leak later, they'll have to remove the tire again to replace the valve/sensor. For this reason, rebuild kits are sold by some tire shops. Most reputable shops can replace tires w/o damaging the valves/sensors, however.
And a lot of good shops will offer you the rebuild kit free if you buy the tires from them. When I had my MINI, Discount Tire took care of the rebuild kits everytime I had tire work done because I had got the tires there. If I brought in tires from somewhere else they would have charged me $8 a wheel.
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So confused!!!

I have a 2012 titanium hatch with 18" wheels living in Quebec. Here the law is from Dec. 15- Mar. 15 you have to have winter tires. I opted for 195/65/15 so I'm buying new steel rims and tires I got from a buddy who used them for 1 season. My question is do I have to buy these tpms things? Or can I just live with the stupid warning and light on my dash? And if I do have to buy them how much will they run me? As you can see by me getting used tires I don't want to spend money if I don't have too. LOL! Any input will help thanks!
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I have a 2012 titanium hatch with 18" wheels living in Quebec. Here the law is from Dec. 15- Mar. 15 you have to have winter tires. I opted for 195/65/15 so I'm buying new steel rims and tires I got from a buddy who used them for 1 season. My question is do I have to buy these tpms things? Or can I just live with the stupid warning and light on my dash? And if I do have to buy them how much will they run me? As you can see by me getting used tires I don't want to spend money if I don't have too. LOL! Any input will help thanks!
When I did my winter tire/steel wheel setup, I did go with the TPMS's as it was offered by the tire shop for $120. Couldn't pass it up for that price.

But in my previous Saturn Aura & my wife's current Chevy Cruze winter tire setup, we didn't install the TPMS's and the idiot light just stays illuminated. It doesn't bother her & I check the air pressure every couple of weeks anyhow.

So it's kinda your choice here.. Spend the money or save it and check the tire pressure regularly.


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I have a 2012 titanium hatch with 18" wheels living in Quebec. Here the law is from Dec. 15- Mar. 15 you have to have winter tires. I opted for 195/65/15 so I'm buying new steel rims and tires I got from a buddy who used them for 1 season. My question is do I have to buy these tpms things? Or can I just live with the stupid warning and light on my dash? And if I do have to buy them how much will they run me? As you can see by me getting used tires I don't want to spend money if I don't have too. LOL! Any input will help thanks!

You can get them VERY cheap online, and install them yourself or get the tire shop to put them in when installing the tires on your winter rims. You do not have to have a special tool to train them either, its an easy 5 minute job in your driveway.
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