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TMPS

Post by webbrook » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:12 am

I need to replace the tires on my wifes 2010 ford taurus limited soon and it has the tmps sensors in the wheels. Never had the before and i need to know do i need to do anything with them when i replace the tires? Will i be told to replace the entire units? can you replace the batteries? or just put new tires on and hope they don't fail later on down the road? I'm not sure which way to go. What has everyone else done? thanks


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Re: TMPS

Post by eolafan » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:24 am

When Discount Tire replaced the tires on my 2010 SEL they "recalibrated" the TPMS from the dash somehow while I watched and asked what they were doing...it was that.
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Re: TMPS

Post by ctrcbob » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:35 pm

The 2010 Taurus has the TPMS that wraps around the inside of the wheel.

The 2011 Taurus (and perhaps later) has the TPMS that is built into a unit that is part of the air valve, where you fill the tire with air.

My 2010 Taurus did not need anything special done when I had may tires Road Force Balanced, (removed all the air, then aligned tire to wheel as directed by the Hunter GSP 9700 Road Force machine). When the tires were re-inflated, there was no problems with the TMPS sensors.

My previous car, had the same system as the 2011 Taurus. Again, when I changed tires, there was no problems with the TPMS when inflating the tires.

Nothing ever had to be reset with either system.
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Re: TMPS

Post by ctrcbob » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:37 pm

eolafan wrote:When Discount Tire replaced the tires on my 2010 SEL they "recalibrated" the TPMS from the dash somehow while I watched and asked what they were doing...it was that.
I think they were pulling your leg. (although they may have plugged into the computer under the dash for something, but still think they were pulling your leg.)
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Re: TMPS

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:54 pm

The correct verbage from the book is TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Sorry to be a bubble burster!!
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Re: TMPS

Post by ctrcbob » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:43 pm

2011TAURUSSEL wrote:The correct verbage from the book is TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Sorry to be a bubble burster!!
You are correct. I just corrected my answer. :shock:
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Re: TMPS

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:20 pm

No Sweat Figured that might as well catch it while the thread is still young before it gets more people confused.
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Re: TMPS

Post by addkev » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:17 pm

Discount charges $8 per tire to "rebuild" the TPMS. If you are replacing the tires, I think that is cheap to let them worry about it, I would imagine most tire places would be the same considering most cars nowadays have TPMS. I think it equates to replacing the battery.

As far as them re calibrating, there are tools that allow recalibrating or you can do it with a "fob". You can buy them on ebay for cheap. Or if you have access to a F350/E-350 or larger, they come with them from the factory (in the glove box) so they can adjust the tire pressure depending on the weight they are carrying. If you get a new one, they come with instructions.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-TPMS-REMOT ... 03&vxp=mtr

http://www.fordtpms.com/ford-taurus-tpms.html
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Re: TMPS

Post by webbrook » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:33 pm

Now that my spelling has been corrected maybe i can get my question answered.

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Re: TMPS

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:57 pm

It doesnt sound like anything too special needs to be done but I would ask the tire clerk. They may replace or just at the very least replace the batteries. I have found from experience that the TPMS does work in letting you know about a serious leak. Even if it means getting them replaced which I dont think you need, I would recommend. Kevin, was that $8 per tire to r/r batteries of $8 for all 4. Also remember if you dont have the full size spare then TPMS may not be included on the spare. If you are hesitant to ask the tire enter clerk then keep them honest by asking a local trustworthy dealer.
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Re: TMPS

Post by ctrcbob » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:27 pm

webbrook wrote:Now that my spelling has been corrected maybe i can get my question answered.
Read the third message in this thread. As long as the person removing the old tire, and installing the new tire uses the correct procedure, and does not damage the TPMS, you do not have to do anything!

Otherwise, they are just taking your money.
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Re: TMPS

Post by BillR » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:10 pm

One thing to be very aware of is the use of those self-sealing tire inflations kits. Yes, they will give you a temporary fix but the “goo” destroys the TMPS device.

The other thing people need to know is impact wrenches on wheel lugs can be the death of Ford disc brakes.

A torque wrench used in a cross lug pattern is a must to prevent premature warping of your rotors. This isn’t a new issue for Ford and some other companies but many dealers and tire stores simply won’t use a torque wrench to save time.
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Re: TMPS

Post by AnotherTaurusowner » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:54 am

I purchased a set of winter snow tires (mandatory for the Sea To Sky Hwy to Whistler B.C.) from Craigslist & 17in rims for my Taurus without the TMPS device installed, Just had to press the reset when the readout stated TMPS fault then put up with the red light in the dash then changed over to the 19in. factory rims the following spring with no problems with the TMPS (no more resetting or light).

I was checking out the TMPS on a web site & found out a way to avoid the TMPS when changing tires over was to remove all 4 sensors from the wheel and insert it into a sealed ABS pipe with a air valve threaded into it & adding the required pressure & placing it in the vehicle cab. I have no idea whether this is a good idea and haven't tried it.

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Re: TMPS

Post by addkev » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:47 pm

AnotherTaurusowner wrote: I was checking out the TMPS on a web site & found out a way to avoid the TMPS when changing tires over was to remove all 4 sensors from the wheel and insert it into a sealed ABS pipe with a air valve threaded into it & adding the required pressure & placing it in the vehicle cab. I have no idea whether this is a good idea and haven't tried it.

Lee
Thats a good idea to get rid of the light. I've never understood why they don't put a TPMS in the spare. Most people don't ever check its pressure.
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Re: TMPS

Post by webbrook » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:57 pm

Last week had new tires mounted and balanced, turns out our tpms is mounted to the rim so you don't have to do anything to it when you replace or rotate tires. No rebuilding either.

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Re: TMPS

Post by AnotherTaurusowner » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:54 pm

For winter driving best to purchase extra set of rims for your winter tires, this saves the bead of the tires from multiple changes & easy to change over for the DIY.
The rims with the TPMS will re register at about 50 KM after re installing turning off the TPMS light.
Winter tires on rims without TPMS will show the readout on the dash, to delete this press the reset, just the TPMS warning light will be on, will have to ignore.

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Re: TMPS

Post by CamperBoy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:23 am

Looking to buy some TMPS for my 2012 Taurus summer wheels. Do i need to look for anything special as in what radio frequency ford uses in the Taurus or are they all the same. Looking at aftermarket. And how hard will it be for me every winter or summer season to have the car relearn the new set of wheels?

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