Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems - Page 2 - MustangForums.com

Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > Wheels & Tires

Wheels & Tires Discuss rims and tires here.
Sponsored by Tire Rack
Click Here

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-08-2007, 01:04 PM   #11
2nd Gear Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Vehicle: 2009 Mustang GT Glass Roof
Location: USA
Posts: 434
Default RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

ORIGINAL: vphokie

I also have a set of 20" rims that were installed by the dealer. They said that they didn't think there was any sort of way to get the TPMS system to work. However, I looked on the tire rack website and saw that you can buy them. My question now is, when the car is sold, is it required to have the TPMS system working? Looks like it's pretty expensive to buy the straps and sensors for four 20" rims. If that's the case, I'll just keep hitting the reset button when the TPMS fault comes on when I start the engine
IMHO I think you should go back to that dealer and have them fix the problem. For them it's only a matter of installing straps + sensors and activating them for the car. They rendered a govt mandated safety feature of your car inoperative, and bull****ted their way out of it during the sale.
2009 Roushcharged Glass Roof Mustang GT
Roush M90, Roush CAI, Ford Racing KR Mufflers, Hurst Shifter,
Hurst HardDrive Pistol Grip, Roush STB, Roush Suspension Kit
sycd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 12:27 AM   #12
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 27
Default RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

If its a 07 its the law. Did you buy it New or Used. Where are the stock rims/tires? You can buy new sensors form ford for justaround $53 bucks and buy straps for up to 22inch rims at Discount tire for around $50 bucks. If you buy new sensors they need to be trained.Keep us up to date.
Bill Coleman
bcolem10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2007, 10:14 PM   #13
3rd Gear Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 507
Default RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

I bought the vehicle new and the rims were already on there. They didn't even give me the stock rims and tires...*sigh* Hey Colin, so technically the dealer should have purchased the new TPMS assemblies and installed them before they sold it?
2007 GT Premium
SCT/Breenspeed 93 Tune, AFE CAI, Magnaflow Exhaust
20" Shelby CS69's
Roush spoiler and louvers sitting in my garage waiting

And a snapped antenna stem rusted into my antenna base

vphokie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 04:41 AM   #14
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 27
Default RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Its the law make them fix it.If they do fixI bet this is how they do it. Stock tires and rims. Because the light is set to come on at 20% drop ( around 26psi ). It you lower the pressure to 26psion your 20s you are all ready in trouble, Bent rim orworse.They need to reprogram the sensors low point and if they get it wrong and you bend a rim or get killed because the light didnt go on at the right time , someone is in deep do-do.
Bill Coleman
bcolem10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2007, 11:49 AM   #15
1st Gear Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 90
Default RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Hey guys,

So let me see ifI have this right? I have an 07 torch red V6 that came with the usual 16" wheels. TPMS was working just fine. I just bought some 18's off an 06 GT and now my TPMS alarm keeps going off every time I start the car. I simply hit the reset button and all is well until the next start. I asked Ford if they could do anything about it and they said no, unless I wanted $575 plus labor to purchase new sensors & bands. My question is, I can re-use the old sensors and just purchase new bands from TireRack or somewhere similiar for $50 each or so and have them put back in the new 18's I have now?? I thought since I got factory wheels off a GT I'd have no problem but it sounds like this was optional until 07?? HELP!!!
trpcthndr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2007, 10:57 PM   #16
1st Gear Member
kthulhu's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 2012 Shelby GT500
Location: Maryland
Posts: 53
Default RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

I have a variation of your problem.

My dealer swapped a set of 18" fanblades onto my brand new GT from another car on the lot. Everything was good for a few hours and the the "Tire Pressure Monitor Fault" message started popping up. I'm wondering if it's a problem with the car not being calibrated for those wheels, or if there are no sensor bands on the fanblades they got me from the other car.
2012 GT500 - Grabber Blue w/ white stripes
kthulhu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 05:42 PM   #17
Norm Peterson
6th Gear Member
Norm Peterson's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Vehicle: 2008 GT Premium
Location: state of confusion
Posts: 7,285
Default RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

It is myunderstanding that the primary purpose of TPMS is to prevent tires from being allowed to go too far underinflated.

Is there any effectassociated with setting pressures onthe high side, such as might be used at autocross or under unusual vehicle loading such as trailer towing? If so, can the sensors or control module be recalibrated to permit this? Note that this would involve permitting a wider range of pressures.

'08 GT coupe, 5M, wheels, tires, pads, fluid, a few suspension mods . . . finally lowered (all of half an inch)

'10 Legacy 2.5GT, 6M (hers) . . . '01 Maxima 20AE, 5M (spare, winter driver)
Norm Peterson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2007, 01:25 AM   #18
1st Gear Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 105
Default RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

you can reset the tire pressures however it requires the tool. the "strap sensor" or band sensors are a pain as well as the valve style sensor they break and seize all the time and aren't cheap to replace. If anything they are more hasle than help. If you just check your air pressure your self often they are useless.
jslove1408 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2007, 09:23 PM   #19
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 33
Default RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

I ended up buying the straps from TireRack for ~$220

2007 Tungsten Gray V6 (TGR#134)
C&L, VMP Tune, GT Exhaust
Shelby Torq Thrust M Wheels 18x9 & 18x10, SSE Louvers, AVIC-D1
JasonHilton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2007, 12:59 PM   #20
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 11
Default RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Does anyone know the part number of the replacement bands from Ford, upgrading to 18" GT4's. Thanks
grabbergt07 is offline   Reply With Quote


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1965 Straight 6 Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Issue LivingInThePast Classic Mustangs (Tech) 2 09-16-2015 12:20 PM
Steeda's S550 Mustang GT Axle-Back Exhaust System - Video Inside tj@steeda Steeda Autosports 0 09-10-2015 08:39 PM
Happy with new Steeda suspension on my 2010 GT robjh22 Suspension 0 09-08-2015 12:47 PM
Steeda & Nitto Tire Testing NT555 G2 - Great Photos Inside!! tj@steeda Steeda Autosports 0 09-08-2015 11:50 AM
Video - 2015 Steeda Mustang Product Testing (Prototype Suspension Parts) tj@steeda Steeda Autosports 0 09-01-2015 08:16 PM

07, 08, 2007, fault, ford, gt, low, management, monitor, monitoring, mustang, pressure, sensors, system, tire, warning

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:44 AM.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company