Check Tire Pressure Message

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Old 12-28-06, 11:42 AM
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Check Tire Pressure Message

I had a flat fixed on my 2000 Buick LeSabre and now the "check tire pressure" message keeps coming up even though the tire pressures are all proper and equal. I keep resetting the message, but I have to check the tires each time to make sure there is no problem.

Does anyone know what I can do to correct this pain in the buttocks.
 
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Old 12-28-06, 12:46 PM
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There is a reset procedure you need to do. These vehicles should come with a magnet type tool (usually found with spare tire tools) that you have to go around to each tire and stick this tool on it. I will find the procedure and get back with you.

EDIT: Found the procedure.

Read below. This is from a Chrysler specialist.

There is a special magnet for calibrating the tire sensors. Check with your local dealer to obtain one. Basically you start with the right rear tire and work your way around the vehicle. I can't remember which direction you go. Anyway, the horn will beep once when each sensor is calibrated. You will also have to check if the spare is equipped with the tire sensors as well. If it is out of calibration, it will set of the display. The whole process takes about 5 minutes. Also, if it is cold outside, that might set off the sensor as well since cold air takes up less volume than warm.


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first of all different chrysler veh and years use different methods...u need to go to your reminder light, bring up tire serv psi, push and hold reset.... or .... push and hold reset... a calibration mode will come up in which you have to take a round magnet(usually found with spare tire) and put it on each tire valve stem when prompted to do so by the overhead council the horn will chirp when each tire is calibrated!
 
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Could be the relearn procedure.............Could also be that your tire repair man broke the sensor in the wheel.........
 
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I believe these "sensors" are the valve stem caps. The was a post about this a few months ago.
 
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Old 12-28-06, 06:07 PM
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The cap/stem is the antenna........The sensor is bolted to the inside of the wheel........and can be damaged by the tire bead if care is not used while removing/installing tires
 
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I'd take it back to wherever you had the flat fixed. The system worked fine before they worked on your car.
 
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Old 12-29-06, 09:03 AM
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Well, when all else failed I read the instructions. With the tires properly inflated and cold, the key turned to run, the check tire pressure message displayed, press and hold the reset a few seconds until "pressure normal" message appears.

I understand the GM system works using the ABS system by comparing wheel RPM. It has nothing to do with valve stems, caps, antennas, special tools or magnets in the trunk.
 
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