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04-04-2019 12:17 PM
USN24
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Originally Posted by plano-doug View Post
That's too high. The going rate seems to be in the 55-70 dollar range to replace one. And that's regardless of whether you're getting new tires.
Thanks plano-doug, but I have since let that car go but hopefully someone can benefit from the discussion.

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Originally Posted by plano-doug View Post
Aside: I'm beginning to wonder if there are too many things being monitored by the computers. Before too long, there will be a CYP light to remind you to check your pants after the system detects a high level of H2S

Doug

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The H2S detector is why I have power express down windows and a sunroof!
04-04-2019 10:58 AM
hatzie Replacement AC Delco sensors are around $30-$40.
If you have a garage with a concrete floor get one of the Chinese manual tire changers and Chinese bead breaker.
I have four anchors in the garage floor that I use to bolt mine down. I modified the bead breaker to use the same anchors as the tire changer. I've made several other modifications to the changer and bead breaker. They aren't a finished product but they are good kits just like many other Chinese tools.
I can break the bead down, replace the sensor, and air a tire back up in about 1/2 hour. Don't even need to pull the tire to do a TPMS sensor.
04-04-2019 09:56 AM
kbz1960
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Originally Posted by plano-doug View Post
That's too high. The going rate seems to be in the 55-70 dollar range to replace one. And that's regardless of whether you're getting new tires.

The sensors are in the 27-40 dollar range on Rocktauto, so the 60 bucks I've paid at Discount Tire seems reasonable.

It's okay if you don't mind the light being on, but if you decide to fix it, you should be able to do it for well under 100 bucks.

Aside: I'm beginning to wonder if there are too many things being monitored by the computers. Before too long, there will be a CYP light to remind you to check your pants after the system detects a high level of H2S

Doug

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Amen lol

WTF 2013 LT
04-04-2019 09:36 AM
Joes74challenger i had one go out on my 2010 and the dealer wanted 130 where as the local belle tire wanted 65 (installed). then the guy at belle tire tried to sweeten the pot and say if i bought 3 he'd throw in one for free lol.
04-04-2019 09:27 AM
plano-doug
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Originally Posted by USN24 View Post
Was going to cost over a hundred bucks to fix (while having new tires installed) so I opted to just manually check my tire pressures every so often.
That's too high. The going rate seems to be in the 55-70 dollar range to replace one. And that's regardless of whether you're getting new tires.

The sensors are in the 27-40 dollar range on Rocktauto, so the 60 bucks I've paid at Discount Tire seems reasonable.

It's okay if you don't mind the light being on, but if you decide to fix it, you should be able to do it for well under 100 bucks.

Aside: I'm beginning to wonder if there are too many things being monitored by the computers. Before too long, there will be a CYP light to remind you to check your pants after the system detects a high level of H2S

Doug

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04-04-2019 07:52 AM
USN24 My old Impala, 2012 LTZ (see below) had the tire pressure light come on while I was driving the car on the interstate. Had no vibrations or pulling (quick check showed the front drivers tire pressure blank) so I continued to my destination. Once stopped I checked the pressure with a manual pressure gauge and it was at 35 PSI. After doing some digging and investigating it turned out to be a dead battery in the sensor inside the tire. Was going to cost over a hundred bucks to fix (while having new tires installed) so I opted to just manually check my tire pressures every so often.

Anyway, good thread with some great information! Thanks to all for your inputs.
04-03-2019 05:10 AM
hatzie
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Originally Posted by mchilds View Post
I just bought 2016 Impala wheels to put on my 2014 Impala. Will the my 2014 Impala read the tire sensors on the 2016 wheels?
According to RockAuto both the W Body Limited and the Epsilon use the same 315MHZ AC Delco TPMS sensors.
04-02-2019 12:07 PM
mchilds I just bought 2016 Impala wheels to put on my 2014 Impala. Will the my 2014 Impala read the tire sensors on the 2016 wheels?
10-26-2017 10:48 AM
2007Imp850
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Originally Posted by plano-doug View Post
Here in DFW, I've paid Discount Tire about 60 bucks each , two times if I recall correctly, using their sensors. I thought that was a decent price for the sensor, installation and balancing.

If you have the tool, I suppose you can do it yourself, but keep in mind, it's not hard to knock the tire out of balance while you're installing it.

Doug

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If it was only 60 bucks per tire then I'll gladly pay that. That is a really decent price.

For some reason I recall them wanting to charge around $90 per tire and I was not prepared to spend that much so I've been dealing with the light.

Thanks for the info, I am going to check with them again on their pricing.
10-26-2017 10:40 AM
plano-doug
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Originally Posted by 2007Imp850 View Post
...but does anyone know if discount tires will install tire pressure sensors that you brought yourself?
Here in DFW, I've paid Discount Tire about 60 bucks each , two times if I recall correctly, using their sensors. I thought that was a decent price for the sensor, installation and balancing.

If you have the tool, I suppose you can do it yourself, but keep in mind, it's not hard to knock the tire out of balance while you're installing it.

Doug

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10-26-2017 10:11 AM
2007Imp850 I think I've tried letting the air out or adding air to relearn the positions, didn't work or I could've been doing something wrong as I was a little younger and less patient. This is for my 07'.

I have another question, not trying to hijack the thread but does anyone know if discount tires will install tire pressure sensors that you brought yourself? Or do will they only install the ones you buy from them? I could call them and ask but just thought I ask here first.

If that tool is only $18 I see one in my near future, I am finally getting tired of the TPMS light in my car lol.
10-25-2017 02:54 PM
12 lt
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Originally Posted by jtrosky View Post
Yeah, I know the manual for my 2012 says that you have to use a TPMS tool and I'm pretty sure I tried it before I broke down and got the tool. The tools are dirt cheap nowadays (under $50 I think) and make it super simple and really fast. Really, most people don't rotate their own tires or do their own tire work, so most people probably don't care. I do rotate my own tires though, so I wanted the ability to do it myself.

I'd like to hear from others, but I'm 99% sure that it doesn't work on the 2012+ Impalas. They would rather make you take it to them and take your money. It's the same for programming keyfobs - or maybe it's new keys - they also took away the ability to do those yourself on the newer Impalas (can't remember if it was programming new fobs or new keys off-hand).

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Pretty sure without looking that the manual on our 2012 says a tool is required or to take it to your dealer for tpms programming.
10-25-2017 10:41 AM
Maven76 Yeah theres at least a half dozen clones of the original KentMoore badged tool made by Orange. Im no longer convinced the original is better than the clones.
10-25-2017 10:18 AM
jtrosky Damn, is that tool cheap nowadays!! I got mine about a year ago (maybe 2) and I think it was like $80!! It's the Kent Moore-branded one, but still!!

The one linked to above is $18.99!! :-)

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10-25-2017 10:09 AM
Maven76 You need a tool to relearn new style TPMS system. This is about as cheap as Ive found them:



Additionally, your new wheels may have A: failed sensors, or B: incorrect frequency sensors that arent compatible with your car. Theres no way to know without programming via this tool and the procedure in your owners manual
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