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Old 07-01-2009, 06:45 PM
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Broken TPMS

Soooooooo today i go and fill up the tires in my moms WJ. Right rear cap wouldn't come off. Get home take a small little wrench to unscrew it. These are chrome caps by the way (big mistake). So i gently start to turn the fu**** and the steam breaks off...it breaks the f*** off. Now i have a flat within three minutes. I just bought a new TPMS at the dealer for 81 dollars. I need it for tomorrow just in time to get the alignment done on it. Is it easy for me to put the new one in once i get the tire off or shoudl i wait to take it to get it aligned and tell them to put it in and put the tire back on?
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:47 PM
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Have the tire shop do it bro.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:08 PM
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Yep, have them strip the tyre, fit the TPMS, and refit the tyre and balance you up
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:16 PM
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have then just break the bead of the tire...remove the old one and put the new one on. The tire doesnt have to be removed
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:42 PM
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Oh man, it takes like no extra time to remove the entire tyre..... he could even turn it on the rim to get the most mileage out of it. lol
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:36 PM
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Re: Broken TPMS

Yeah i figure ill let them do it its gotta get an alignment anyhow. Apparently certain kinda chrome caps get corroded and bond to the stem. So it broke. Its been a pretty bad day for me. I don't know if i want to stay awake anymore.

In the process of changing to put on the spare, i bent the tire iron and also had cracked and stripped the stupid shiny chrome cap off the lug nut so that was another 3 bucks for a new one.

Grand total so far 84 bucks sans alignment and having the shop put the new one in.
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When I worked at Discount tire, Alot of people would come in with the "chrome/metal" caps, and more times then not, they would be corroded on. We always advised AGAINST the metal caps.
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I wish mine will break.
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:26 AM
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When I worked at Discount tire, Alot of people would come in with the "chrome/metal" caps, and more times then not, they would be corroded on. We always advised AGAINST the metal caps.
Yeahhh they wont be on there anymore.
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