Hoping theres a tire guru here-I recently found a bulge in the stock 4k mile BFG KM's and took it to Americas tire for warranty replacement. They said I would have to pay for a whole tire warranty plus labor and then drop the fact they will need to "rebuild" the TPMS sensor. Has anyone heard of this before? Seems to me an upsell as I dont belive they charge this for my van at work.
2000 Jeep XJ Forest Service SE
2001 Jeep XJ Sport
2009 Flame Red Unlimited Rubicon
Past Jeeps owned- 85,94,96 XJ's/86 CJ7/65 CJ6/99 TJ/02 WJ- My pockets were empty long ago
If the sensor is working - it's working. I would tell them no and to mount the new tire with the properly working sensor like it is. The only thing I know of that needs to be done with them is replace the battery on one's where that's possible, or replace the whole thing. If in doubt check with your Jeep dealer to see if there is anything that could be done on a "rebuild".
Colorado Mountains = Land of Jeep Trails and Mountain Passes.
Actually there is a "Service Kit" available for about $4.
"Service kits include sealing components such as caps, cores, grommets and nuts. OEM specifications call for these components to be replaced every time tires and rims on TPMS equipped vehicles are serviced."
if the cap for the valve is missing water and dirt will get in causing the valve core to seize, if the valve seizes the valve stem can be replaced but the sensor reused. (from what i've seen on BMW's TPM. )
Or you could go the other route. Pull the other 4 sensors out, get a ProCal, and just turn the system off.
i agree. you will know when your tires are low on air i was never a fan of the sensors had them in my gmc and they were always on in the mornings when it was cool and then would turn off in the afternoon when everything heated up it's started to get annoying.