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joshuajim

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Posted: 08/10/19 06:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My wife car has been displaying a low pressure light for the left front tire recently. I checked the pressure with my Michelin digital gauge and it indicated 31#. Recommended is 33#. Thought, hmmm, sensor is going bad.

Just to be sure I got a pencil type gauge and checked it and it read 3# higher. Got a dial type gauge and it read 5# higher.

I guess it's time to replace the Michelin gauge I've been using for 10 years or so.

Can anybody recommend a good gauge, not the cheap **** they sell at Walmart or auto parts stores. I'm willing to spend $20 to $25 to get a good gauge.

Incidentally, it still doesn't solve the warning light as 2 of the 3 gauges read higher than spec.


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Posted: 08/10/19 07:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did you check all the tires? On the last tire rotation did they reset the sensors to the correct placement on the car? I've heard that happening a lot. People checking the wrong tire because sensors reading the wrong placement.


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I have this one for about a year, reads identical to my hand held digital. it hooks right to the airline and is accurate and can deflate as well while hooked up!

I use this one





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Posted: 08/10/19 08:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Accutire is a really great one and as it's name implies they are very accurate.

I have one in all my vehicles.

When I use it the sensors on my vehicle and it always agree.


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Posted: 08/10/19 08:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Reprogram your car TPMS.


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Posted: 08/10/19 08:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

this was just discussed. I use an Accutire digital gauge.


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Take a look at this one:
https://www.amazon.com/AstroAI-ATG180-Pr........sure-Stainless-Flashlight/dp/B01NCX3H1G/
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Having a couple gauges that I no longer trusted sitting in a drawer, my ancient inflator went belly up. So I looked around, and did not see anything I wanted to spend my $$ on.

I need a straight foot inflator with the ability to release air and of course needs to be accurate.

So with it on sale and my 20% off coupon I bought a Harbor freight inflator. I removed the angled foot and replaced it with my straight foot. Removed the made in China by lowest bidder gauge and replaced it with a high quality liquid filled gauge.

Likely too much effort for most but I am very happy with it.

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Posted: 08/11/19 06:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

agree with cougar. Also check the spare if it ha a sensor in it.

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Posted: 08/11/19 07:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No need to reprogram the tire location. My wife’s Genesis reports the location, not the individual tire. I.e. if you take a low tire off the left rear and move it to the left front it will then report the low tire in its new location without reprogramming. Pretty smart, huh?

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