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    One of the tpms sensors died Sunday. Anyone here replaced their own? Doesn’t look too difficult on youtube videos.
    At 70 I am not a all certain I want to try it solo.
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    Post up a video and let me see the process. I might bite.

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    Jim previously posted:
    "Post up a video and let me see the process. I might bite."

    https://youtu.be/3hnMsofoxyw

    For now I turned tpms off. 99850 miles
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    I could help with that.

    Optionally, if working from the front side/outside with the tire fastened, I think I'd remove the tire from the back side bead / remove the back side off of the wheel. The front bead would be broken and in this condition the wheel can readily move away giving ample room to tend the task. A downside might be balance issues (we'd mark the tire-wheel so that they re-seat in the same orientation though). Again - it's optional to unseat and remove the inner surface.

    I should have all tools needed.

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    Jim previously posted:
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    Optionally, if working from the front side/outside with the tire fastened, I think I'd remove the tire from the back side bead / remove the back side off of the wheel. The front bead would be broken and in this condition the wheel can readily move away giving ample room to tend the task. A downside might be balance issues (we'd mark the tire-wheel so that they re-seat in the same orientation though). Again - it's optional to unseat and remove the inner surface.

    I should have all tools needed."

    Thanks Jim. I will let you know. Soonest would likely be near the end of June. Lots of grandparent duties…
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    I don't have any on my rig. Do you actually need them or does the failing sensor just illuminate a warning light?

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    open_circuit previously posted:
    "I don't have any on my rig. Do you actually need them or does the failing sensor just illuminate a warning light?"

    Just a warning light. I have disabled the tpms via odb jscan so it doesn’t light.
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    Do you have lifetime rotate & balance for the tires? How much would that shop charge for a TPMS changeout at rotate/balance time?

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    Jim previously posted:
    "Do you have lifetime rotate & balance for the tires? How much would that shop charge for a TPMS changeout at rotate/balance time?"

    I will have to check with discount tire.
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    I'm in the process of replacing all my valve stems with hybrid quick deflate stems and the TPMS are attached to the stems. I've done one already with the guidance of Shane (Speedkills) and it's pretty darn easy using a hi lift jack. I was a little intimidated at first but once I did it I had no worries about doing the rest of them by myself.

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    Just a small heads up (not related to the physical replacement process). I had to buy some for my RAM 1500 a while back for a winter set of tires. Absolutely replace the senor with a MOPAR unit...not aftermarket. The Mopar ones are meant to automatically connect with no need for programming. Aftermarket brands can be quality, but they typically require a special tool for connection and programming. I swap between my winter and summer times often, and they automatically re-connect within a few miles of swapping them.

    I would presume that's the case with the Jeeps as well.
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    Super easy, lay your tire down under your bumper or sliders, put a high lift jack on the tire just outside of the valve stem, jack it up until you can reach the sensor and replace it.

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    Been driving a couple of days with the pressure monitoring system shut off. It may just be easier leaving it that way.
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    You're welcome to swing by my place and I can give you a hand if you'd like. But probably not missing much if you keep an eye on your pressures.

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