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TPMS Sensors

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I've got about 65K on my Job 2 truck right now - and I'm on my third set of these sensors in the wheels!? Anyone else have any issues with these!? It seems that the band comes apart and then the sensor itself will become a projectile inside the tire. Not good. Really messes up the balance on that tire and the light comes on the dash. I had a couple replaced when it was under the 36K general warranty. I've replaced all 4 at least once at my expense and at least one more came off the other day. Its at the dealer now. They say that this is a common problem especially on the larger diameter truck wheels. I've got the factory 20's w/ factory size tires. Anyone else seen these issues!?
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How do I know if I have the sensors. When I start the truck I get the bulb check. I have experimented with one tire - let air out of it to 40 psi and then started the truck. In doing this I did not get a flat tire light.
That's strange. In October I rented a Chevy Blazer and it had the TPMS on it and the way I knew it worked was when I went to start it one morning and the TPMS light came on first thing - and yes one tire was low. Chevy must use a diffrent type of warning system.

My coworker has a 08 Mustang and the same thing there, right at startup the light went on. One tire was 3 psi low on that.

I guess there is a different scenario for all of us.:werd:
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