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Old 03-27-2012, 07:40 PM
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TPMS Removal / Swap

Any suggestions on the best way to get the TPMS sensors removed from a factory set of wheels without breaking them? The wheel shop sprayed some PB blaster on it tonight and said that should do the trick, but I'm not positive that's the end all solution. Should I go buy some myself and keep soaking it tonight and tomorrow? Any other suggestions?
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:09 PM
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Re: TPMS Removal / Swap

They couldnt get them off? My shop only charges $7 a wheel to replace them
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Re: TPMS Removal / Swap

He didn't try yet, I stopped by later in the evening and they didn't have time. He said they are known to break and they aren't responsible if they do - something like costing $100 each to replace. They aren't too bad online, but wouldn't be able to get them quickly should one of them break.

He put on the PB blaster tonight, said it should break it nice and loose by tomorrow after work when I head back. I was wondering if there's anything else I should be doing on my side to make sure nothing breaks.
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Re: TPMS Removal / Swap

They are definatly known to break, i have a broken sensor in my srt wheels right now
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Re: TPMS Removal / Swap

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They are definatly known to break, i have a broken sensor in my srt wheels right now
Did you prep yours at all with something like the PB Blaster or just get them swapped out?
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Did you prep yours at all with something like the PB Blaster or just get them swapped out?
it is a new one that broke
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Re: TPMS Removal / Swap

I had mine changed out today all three of them 1 rim didnt have it. Had no problems taking them out. I stood there and watched the mechanic do it. he just unscrewed mine.
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Re: TPMS Removal / Swap

Good to hear. I picked up some specialist wd-40 rust release penetrant over lunch and soaked things pretty good. I'll know in about an hour if everything worked correctly.
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Re: TPMS Removal / Swap

Good Luck.. Hope everything works out for ya.
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Re: TPMS Removal / Swap

Well everything went perfectly, the nuts came off the stem just like they were supposed to. Pics will be loaded shortly...
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Glad it worked out for you.
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