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Old 08-05-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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Anybody have any ideas on sealing TPMS sensors?
I installed an aftermarket TPMS with screw on sensors and have noticed a slow air leak on 2 of the sensors. They seem to slowly begin to back off the tire air stem and begin to leak. Is it ok to use some sort of thread lock or some other thread seal?

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Anybody have any ideas on sealing TPMS sensors?
I installed an aftermarket TPMS with screw on sensors and have noticed a slow air leak on 2 of the sensors. They seem to slowly begin to back off the tire air stem and begin to leak. Is it ok to use some sort of thread lock or some other thread seal?

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Old 08-05-2008, 09:50 PM   #3
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check the gaskets on the sensors, sometimes that is the problem, other other problem would be if the valve pin doesn't allow the sensor to go all the way on. I wouldn't suggest a thread lock, as you will need to remove the sensor to add air.
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Steve,
Thanks for the response. The sensors allow airing of the tires thru the sensor. It is a Tire SafeGuard TPMS.
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you might try some teflon tape (like used for plumbing fittings) --- use a small amount so it will not mess up the airflow. That should give you a tighter fit and maybe prevent the backing off of the sensors.
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Good idea Dave, I'll give that a try. Have also thought about plumbers putty but afraid it might foul something. I'll try the teflon take.

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I've used teflon tape with success (sometimes takes a couple tries), but new seals in the sensor are the real solution. I've had to replace seals in 4 of mine so far (10 sensors, 4 years).
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