Replacing TPMS Sensors

Discussion in 'Challenger Wheels, Tires and Brakes Forum' started by SRT-Tom, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. SRT-Tom

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    Did you know that TPMS sensors last only about 5 years or 100,000 miles? With many of us keeping our Challengers long term, new tires and the replacement of the TPMS air pressure sensors will be necessary.

    Many TPMS sensors available require special programming, with a diagnostic tool like a StarScan or Bartec, to work with your car. Shops, typically charge about $3-5 per sensor for this service.

    However, I discovered that Redi-sensors, made by VDO, are pre-programmed and only require relearning. Once all of the tires are properly inflated, all you have to do is to drive your Challenger for at least 10 minutes, while maintaining speed above 15 mph, in order for the system to learn the new sensor IDs. Can anything be more simple?

    The best price ($29) for these sensors can be found at:

    https://www.blazenauto.com/store/8a...10004A_REDI_Sensor_43392_MHz_TPMS_Sensor.html
     
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    well ,mine is a 2009 with 93,000 miles on it, my sensors have been in 2 sets of wheels. no problems yet, but thanks for the warning, I will keep an eye on them as I get closer to 100,000 miles.
     
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    You certainly got your monies' worth. The lithium battery in a TPMS sensor typically lasts up to seven years and up to 100,000 miles. For the average owner this is fine since most don't keep their cars that long. Frequent on-off cycling of a TPMS, tire pressure sampling frequency and temperature extremes, however, will significantly shorten battery life. In addition, failure can occur due to corrosion or use of tire sealant.

    If you don't drive your car frequently, the TPMS sensors will last longer because they don’t broadcast a continuous signal- only when the vehicle is in motion. Even then, the signal is intermittent to conserve battery life.
     
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    The life of those batteries must vary all over the place. My 09 Chevy Traverse has 117,000 miles on it and they are still going strong.
    My Challenger SE is a 10, and at 47,000 everything is OK. Two of them do get a rest every year from Nov-May, when the snow tires are on. (And the ones in the snow tires/wheels rest from May-Nov) I live in Cadillac, MI and right now it is -4F.
     
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    when i first bought my car it was a Jersey car, got it in January of 2011. it was my daily driver for the first year, then I got a small truck to do my business in. since then I put less than 7500 miles a year, last year was only 5000 and it stays in the garage. so hopefully i can stretch that life span a little more. but I will keep an eye on things now that you mention it..
     
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    Well it takes at lest 15 mile per hour for them to lear hmm I don’t think any of us go that fast in are cars lol. Thanks good to know on my second set of tires first was the super car tires, second Michelin’s for longer tire ware but they are starting to dribble at 75mph got them rebalanced and 5000 miles later dribble is coming back I guess treed isn’t good for this high performance of a vehicle or I might just be wrong and got a bad tire?
     
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    So you're saying if I replace my rims and have the TPMS sensors installed from TireRack I either have to have them programmed or they need to relearn with my car?
     

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