Chevrolet TPMS Sensors

1 Nov

Does your Chevy need new original equipment tire pressure monitoring sensors? It’s vital that you get them replaced on the double. OE TPMS sensors are extremely important in tire pressure maintenance and can benefit the driver and vehicle in a multitude of ways. Better handling and traction, better fuel economy, and increased road safety are just some of the perks of the tire pressure monitoring system.

TPMSDirect offers the latest in TPMS technology, industry news, and technical know-how. Visit our site and gain access to a plethora of invaluable TPMS information.

We offer OE TPMS sensors for the following Chevrolet models: Spark, Volt, Camaro, Avalanche, Aveo, Cobalt, Colorado, Corvette, Equinox, Express, HHR, Impala, Malibu, Monte Carlo, Silverado, SSR, Suburban, Tahoe, Trailblazer, Traverse, Uplander, Cruze.

 

 

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Huf RDE002 Fitment Guide

25 May

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For more information regarding the Huf / Beru RDE002 TPMS sensor, please click here: Huf / Beru RDE002 TPMS Sensors

The Beru / Huf RDE002 TPMS Sensor fits the following vehicles:

Make Year Model
BMW 2006 330Ci Cabriolet
2006 330Ci Coupe
2005 330CI Coupe TPMS
2005 330Ci Convert TPMS
2005 330I Sedan TPMS
2005 330xi Sedan TPMS
2005 745Li
2005 745i
2005 760Li
2005 760i
2004 330CI Coupe TPMS
2004 330Ci Convert TPMS
2004 330I Sedan TPMS
2004 330xi Sedan Sport Package
2004 330xi Sedan TPMS
2004 745Li
2004 745i
2004 760Li
2004 760i
2003 330CI Coupe TPMS
2003 330Ci Convert TPMS
2003 330I Sedan TPMS
2003 330xi Sedan
2003 330xi Sedan Sport Package
2003 745Li
2003 745i
2003 760Li
2002 330CI Coupe TPMS
2002 330Ci Convert TPMS
2002 330i Sedan TPMS
2002 330xi Sedan
2002 745Li
2002 745i

Beru/Huf RDE001 Fitment Guide

22 May

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For more information regarding the Beru/Huf RDE001 TPMS sensor, please click here: Beru/Huf RDE001

The Beru/Huf RDE001 433MHz TPMS Sensor fits the following vehicles:

Make Year Model
Audi 2009 A8
2009 A8L
2009 A8L W12
2009 S8 Sedan
2008 A8
2008 A8L
2008 A8L W12
2008 S8 Sedan
2007 A8
2007 A8L
2007 A8L W12
2007 S8 Sedan
2006 A8
2006 A8L
2006 A8L W12
2005 A8
2005 A8L
2005 A8L W12
2004 A8L
Bentley 2005 Continental GT
2004 Continental GT
Ferrari 2011 599 GTB Fiorano
2011 599 SA Aperta
2010 599 GTB Fiorano
2010 599 HGTE
2010 612 Scaglietti
2009 599 HGTE
2009 599GTB Fiorano
2009 612 Scaglietti
2009 F430 Coupe
2009 F430 Spider
2008 599 HGTE
2008 599GTB Fiorano
2008 612 Scaglietti
2008 F430 Coupe
2008 F430 Spider
2007 599 HGTE
2007 599GTB Fiorano
2007 612 Scaglietti
2006 612 Scaglietti
2005 612 Scaglietti
2004 612 Scaglietti
2001 550 Maranello
2000 550 Barchetta
2000 550 Maranello
1999 550 Maranello
1998 550 Maranello
1997 550 Maranello
Maserati 2010 GranTurismo
2010 GranTurismo S Automatic
2010 Quattroporte
2010 Quattroporte Executive GT
2010 Quattroporte S
2010 Quattroporte Sport GT S
2009 GranTurismo
2009 GranTurismo S
2009 Quattroporte
2009 Quattroporte Executive GT
2009 Quattroporte S
2009 Quattroporte Sport GT S
2008 GranTurismo
2008 GranTurismo S
2008 Quattroporte
2008 Quattroporte Executive GT
2008 Quattroporte Sport GT
2008 Quattroporte Sport GT S
2007 Quattroporte
2007 Quattroporte Executive GT
2007 Quattroporte Sport GT
2006 Coupe
2006 Quattroporte
2005 Coupe
2005 GranSport
2005 GranSport Spyder
2005 Quattroporte
2005 Spyder
2004 Coupe
2004 Spyder
2003 Coupe
2003 Spyder
2002 Coupe
2002 Spyder
Porsche 2009 911 Turbo
2008 911 Carrera
2008 911 Carrera 4
2008 911 Carrera 4S
2008 911 Carrera S
2008 911 GT2
2008 911 GT3
2008 911 GT3 RS
2008 911 Targa 4
2008 911 Targa 4S
2008 911 Turbo
2008 Boxster
2008 Boxster RS 60 Spyder
2008 Boxster S
2008 Boxster S Limited Edition
2008 Boxster limited Edition
2008 Cayman
2008 Cayman S
2008 Cayman S Design Edition 1
2007 911 Carrera
2007 911 Carrera 4
2007 911 Carrera 4S
2007 911 Carrera S
2007 911 GT3
2007 911 GT3 RS
2007 911 Targa 4
2007 911 Targa 4S
2007 911 Turbo
2007 Boxster
2007 Boxster S
2007 Cayman
2007 Cayman S
2006 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
2006 911 Carrera 4 Coupe
2006 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet
2006 911 Carrera 4S Coupe
2006 911 Carrera Cabriolet
2006 911 Carrera Coupe
2006 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
2006 911 Carrera S Coupe
2006 Boxster
2006 Boxster S
2006 Cayman S With Ceramic Brakes
2006 Cayman S With Standard Brakes
Volkswagen 2006 Phaeton V8
2006 Phaeton W12
2005 Phaeton V8
2005 Phaeton W12
2004 Phaeton V8
2004 Phaeton W12

How to Identify Direct TPMS

17 May

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1. Is the low tire pressure symbol found on the dashboard? Check for this symbol when starting the ignition.

2. Does the vehicle dashboard have a symbol of the vehicle that highlights tire positions, or a text message that states “check tire pressure” or something familiar?

3. Are the valves stems aluminum and/or secured with nuts? This may indicate a TPM sensor.

 

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To Replace or Not to Replace TPMS?

23 Apr

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The Decision Flowchart helps determine whether a tire pressure monitoring sensor needs to be replaced

1) Start: Tire is removed: Remove sensor from wheel and inspect for damage
2) Is the sensor housing broken or physically damaged?
3) Replace both the sensor and the valve assembly.
4) Is the housing coating by any tire sealant?
5) For adjustable angle sensors, replace the valve, break-away flange nut, and cap. For fixed angle sensors, replace the valve assembly including the rubber grommet, valve core, and cap.
6) Make sure the new valve cap is securely in place. END.

Adjustable Angle TPMS Sensor Mounting Guidelines

17 Apr

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1) Insert the screw into the slotted hole of the sensor: Using an index finger, insert the screw into the slotted hole of the sensor housing, and check that the flats of the square part of the screw fit securely.
2) Assemble the valve to the screw: Turn the valve stem 3 to 4 full rotations.
3) Slide the valve stem through the valve hole of the rim: Hold the sensor feet against the drop center of the rim and the grommet against the seal surface.
4) Insert the nut over the valve stem: By hand or with an 11mm socket wrench begin to tighten the nut 3 to 4 rotations.
5) Continue tightening the nut: Using a Torque wrench, continue tightening the nut.
6) Valve/screw attachment is completed: The nut’s internal flange is designed to break away at approximately 20 lbf.in or 2.2 Nm. The screw and the valve stem are now secured, but the sensor is not secured.
7) Tighten the nut to the final torque: Continue to tighten the nut to the final torque (35 lbf.in or 4.0Nm). At this point, the valve/wheel attachment is completed.

TPMS Facts

4 Apr

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methods use pressure sensors to measure pressure in each of the four tires. Then these sensors transmit the pressure data via a wireless RF transmitter to a central receiver. The receiver communicates to a display that informs the driver which tire is underinflated. The tag in each wheel is designed to send a warning signal when a tire’s pressure drops below its specified safety level. Tire-mounted pressure sensor is shown in Figure 1. Under-inflation has been cited as a cause of tire failures such as tread separation or tire blowouts. It is also responsible for shortening tire life and reducing fuel economy.

Indirect TPMS:

Indirect systems employ wheel speed sensors on a vehicle’s anti-lock brake (ABS) system to track each tire’s rotation. The premise is that under-inflated tires have a smaller radius, resulting in a higher rotational speed compared with a fully inflated tire. The sensor is supposed to detect the faster rotation, and the system alerts the driver. In practice, this change in radius is small, making indirect measurement less reliable than direct pressure measurement.

Technical features

  • Constant monitoring of inflation pressure, tire temperature, tire sensor identification and battery life while driving and when standing still
  • Prevents the consequences of low tire pressure through early detection:
    • Punctures (approx. 80% of punctures are caused by inadequate tire pressure)
    • Increased tire wear due to added flexing work
    • Increased fuel consumption due to higher rolling resistance
  • Always provides optimum driving comfort
  • Driver is informed immediately of deviations from setpoint
  • In a typical temperature profile functionally reliable up to 120C, temperature-resistant up to 170C
  • Reliable up to 2000 g acceleration (static) and approved for numerous high-speed vehicles
  • Vibration resistant and even suitable for use with snow chains
  • Flexible design for almost all rim applications
  • Tire inflation pressure can be individually specified and therefore tailored exactly to the loading of the vehicle
  • Self-learning system with automatic individual wheel detection, leading to faster and more efficient wheel changes
  • Saves the troublesome, inconvenient and inaccurate testing at gas stations (the tires warm up while driving to the gas station, while the specified values apply to cold tires)
  • Reduces fuel consumption and the release of CO2 into the atmosphere

How to keep your tires properly inflated:

1:   Check tire pressure at least once a month and before going on long trips. Since temperature affects tire pressure, it is best to check tires when they are cold, i.e. haven’t been driven on for at least three hours.

2:   Fill your tires with the pressure recommended on the tire label, located on the drivers door frame, sill or edge.

3:    If you have any questions about your tires or maintenance, check your owners manual or consult your dealer.

Questions and answers:

Q:  WHY IS PROPER TIRE INFLATION IMPORTANT:

A:   Keeping your tires at the recommended pressure is essential for the safe and efficient operation of your vehicle. Safety experts estimate that 25 percent of automobiles are running on tires with lower than recommended pressure. Properly inflated tires run cooler, last longer, and improve fuel economy.

Q:   WHY DOES TIRE PRESSURE CHANGE:

A:   Many factors affect tire pressure, and that is why it is so important to check your tires at least once a month and before going on long trips. Tire pressure can decrease due to tire damage, slow leaks, or changes in outside temperature. For example, when the weather changes, your tire pressure changes too. For every drop of 10 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature, your tires lose 1 psi. Tires also deflate naturally over time, as much as 1.5 psi per month.

Q:   HOW DOES THE NEW TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM WORK?:

A:   Sophisticated sensors in the automobile continuously monitor tire pressure, and the warning light goes on when a tire is 25 percent or more below the appropriate tire pressure.

Q:   WHEN WILL THE NEW TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM BE AVAILALBLE?:

A:   The U.S. government, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), requires Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems on all passenger cars and light trucks by the 2008 vehicle model year. Check your owners manual to see if your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Many models have already been equipped with a system.

Q:   IF THE WARNING LIGHT GOES ON AND OFF, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?:

A:   On cold mornings, the warning light may illuminate and then extinguish as tire pressure increases due to driving or outside air temperature increases. Additionally, if the warning light goes on and off, a malfunction in the system is indicated by a blinking light (for a period of 60 seconds to 90 seconds). After blinking for the brief time, the warning light can remain on. You should then contact your dealer for a system inspection.

Q:   HOW SOON DO I NEED TO FILL MY TIRES IF THE LIGHT GOES ON?:

A:   Please heed the warning light and check your tires as soon as possible.

Q:   DOES THE WARNING LIGHT ALWAYS MEAN THAT THE TIRE PRESSURE IS LOW?:

A:   The warning light may indicate a system malfunction requiring a dealers attention. If the warning light flashes before it is continuously on, but the tire pressure is found to be within the appropriate range, contact your dealer for a system inspection.

Q:    WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO DO FOR TIRE SAFETY?:

A:    The Tire Pressure Monitoring System is a tool to keep you informed about low tire pressure, but it is no substitute for regular tire maintenance. Check your tire pressure at least once a month and before going on long trips. Consult your owners manual on replacing a tire or using a spare tire.

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