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Old 07-07-2016, 06:56 AM   #15
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If a company is that hard to get to then they may just be a small importer that applies stickers to a generic TPMS. Hope you got a great price.
RE batteries. I would be surprised if you can't get at a Radio Shack or drug store. I got my CR1632 at a Walgreens.
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:46 AM   #16
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Thanks, I ordered them on amazon 4 delivery at our site. I will replace when I arrive in late July
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:28 AM   #17
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Hope you got a great price.
RE batteries. I would be surprised if you can't get at a Radio Shack or drug store. I got my CR1632 at a Walgreens.
10 Energizers for $8.00 with free shipping which is a pretty good price that Walgreen's or Radio Shack would be hard pressed to beat.

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Old 07-07-2016, 10:34 AM   #18
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:53 AM   #19
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Two years is about the life of the batteries. I bought a dozen or so of the very tiny O-rings from them to replace if needed. I would suggest using a very small amount of silicone grease on them before replacing. When I did batteries, I messed up 3 or 4 of the 10 sensors (coach and toad).
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:39 PM   #20
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10 Energizers for $8.00 with free shipping which is a pretty good price that Walgreen's or Radio Shack would be hard pressed to beat.

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I was talking about the price for the TPM system. Sounds like not the best Customer Service.
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I was talking about the price for the TPM system. Sounds like not the best Customer Service.
I agree that it may not be the best BUT you don't need a lot of customer service with a product that seldom requires it. In fact most users would be better off dealing with other owners that own the same TPMS and may have come across the same problem.

I own three of these TPMS's, one for the coach/trailer that gets used in my car when I'm not driving the coach, one for my motorcycle and one for my wife's car. Haven't had the need to call customer service about anything other than when I purchased the first TPMS for my coach/trailer/car to replace the one defective sensor and a couple of years later to replace a failed sensor on my way from Alaska to NY.

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Guys: I replaced all the batteries today, was very easy. Mine is the cap type system, just two small screws and it pulls apart. I used pliers to hold the brass end and pulled the plastic "cap" off. I lost one of the screws when I dropped it on the grass, was not even worth looking for it at that point....

One of my tires has a slow leak since I started messing with these, is it possible something is allow air to seep out?

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Guys: I replaced all the batteries today, was very easy. Mine is the cap type system, just two small screws and it pulls apart. I used pliers to hold the brass end and pulled the plastic "cap" off. I lost one of the screws when I dropped it on the grass, was not even worth looking for it at that point....

One of my tires has a slow leak since I started messing with these, is it possible something is allow air to seep out?

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Some cap types will leak if the cap is on too tight (gasket bunches up) or the gasket is damaged. Ran into that when I was a Pressure Pro distributor/dealer.
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Thanks Mr_D, that makes sense in hindsight. I tightened as much as I could turn. Will try to back off it a bit and look at the gasket. Any idea is the internal gasket can be replaced? From memory, looks like it would be tricky to get out.
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Purchase a set or two of screws and o-rings from Tire SafeGuard to have in case you need screws or o-rings. They are only a couple of bucks per set.

I would highly suggest that you get the missing screw replaced otherwise you will most likely be replacing the entire sensor due to moisture intrusion.

Another suggestion is to replace the batteries while sitting at a table inside and not outside where parts can become easily lost. Also use a tray where you are working to catch any dropped parts.

You must have missed post #14 where I suggested using a spare tire stem for removing the plastic cap by first screwing the sensor onto the stem. Then hold one end of the stem with one hand and hold the plastic cap with the other hand and pull.

Mr D's suggestion in regards to the rubber gasket inside the sensor might possibly be damaged is a good reason for your leak. Or possibly some foreign debris is caught inside preventing the sensor from sealing properly.

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Guys: I replaced all the batteries today, was very easy. Mine is the cap type system, just two small screws and it pulls apart. I used pliers to hold the brass end and pulled the plastic "cap" off. I lost one of the screws when I dropped it on the grass, was not even worth looking for it at that point....

One of my tires has a slow leak since I started messing with these, is it possible something is allow air to seep out?

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If you have a slow leak there are only a few possibilities.

1. Small puncture iin the tire itself. Hardest to find as you may need the tire off the vehicle.
2. Leak where valve stem meets the wehhl
3. Leak of valve core

Each of above can easily be found by spraying a soap/water solution on suspect area. I would start with end of valve (no TPM installed)
If no bubbles than move to stem/wheel joint

If no bubbles then tire tread or tire wheel interface.

There is also a possibility that the leak occurs when you screw the TPM on the end of the valve stem.

You can use old WIndex spray bottle. Water and a few drops of dish soap works well.

RE tightening valve core into stem or TPM onto stem. You can over tighten if the treat this like a leaky garden hose. Too tight will damage the small o-ring on the valve core or in the tpms where it seals with the end of the stem.

Screw on till air leak stops then add 1/4 more turn for a snug fit. You should not have to use tools (pliers) to tighten valve cap or TPMS onto the end of valve stem.
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There is a post on YouTube showing how to replace the batteries. You can see it here:

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