: Service pressure monitor



shar's ride
04-23-09, 12:19 PM
2004 srx , awd , will on a 3 hour trip yesterday , the service tire monitor message came on the message center ? and now there are no tire pressure reading's ? is this going to be exspensive ?:confused:

King3244
04-24-09, 02:06 AM
I had that happen on my 07 but it was fixed under warranty. It was one of the tire pressure sensors. It shouldn't be to bad I see guys buying tps's on the tread when they have extra rims etc.

Northern SRX
04-24-09, 07:34 AM
TPMs have come down in price - and they only last between 4 and 7 years before the batteries tire (the outer end of that range being under "gentle" conditions I imagine). If you're still on the originals, they have done reasonably well. You should be looking at $300 installed - less if you get it done while you're changing tires. Dealership charges will be more. Aftermarket versions are available on eBay (set of 4 for ~$80) but, once you factor installation into it, you're really not saving much and I don't know how good they are. I would avoid used ones for similar reasons.

A good rule of thumb is to swap them out - whether they're working or not - at the time of any tire change between year 4 and 6 after first in-service.

USAFRET
04-25-09, 09:17 AM
I noticed that the valve stems on my 09 SRX are the traditional black rubber unlike the metal valve stems found on my 06 vette and wifes 08 PT Cruiser.

Are these some cheaper version of the TPMS or can I I buy and replace them with the metal valve stems.

Am I making sense???

z32drifter
04-25-09, 10:41 PM
My 05 has rubber valve stems, but that's because I don't have TPMS.

King3244
04-27-09, 02:13 AM
My 07 has rubber stems and tpm....

USAFRET
04-27-09, 03:30 AM
My 07 has rubber stems and tpm....

I'm guessing these must be the less expensive versions I'm familiar with. They don't seem as sensitive as the one's on my vette. Seems my tire pressue is always about the same while the vette will vary by as much as 4 degrees from COLD to HOT.