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Old 09-17-2017, 11:51 AM   #1
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Tire Sensor Fault

I get this Tire Sensor Fault on my dash about every hour. It clears after a few minutes on its own.
I have only had the Explorer about 2 Months
Is there any way to tell witch one is bad or do I have to change all four.

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Old 09-17-2017, 06:20 PM   #2
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Have you checked the tire pressure to make sure it's not just doing exactly what it's supposed to?

Otherwise, there is a method to train them (one at a time) and whichever one doesn't respond is faulty. Do a google search for Explorer TPMS retrain. It involves cycling the key, hitting the brake pedal, and putting a strong magnet over the valve stem (no special equipment).

However they have a battery that runs out after ~ 10 years so all 4 being the same age, if one has failed then you're looking at replacing the rest soon enough, maybe a little cheaper and less hassle to get them all done at once.

On the other hand some people just reset it each time they start the vehicle and/or ignore it. Some wait until their next tire purchase to have them installed to avoid tire mounting/balancing fees just to replace them.

You ought to have them replaced if your new tires' lifespan is expected to put them past their expected lifespan or at a minimum a service kit for them which is the equivalent of a new valve stem, meaning new rubber seal, stem nut, valve and sometimes stem itself.
Please post your vehicle year/model/engine/(n)WD in help topics.

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Old 09-18-2017, 09:04 AM   #3
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I have check the air pressure. I will look up the training process on google next
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