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      Hi Ya'll

      I'm a newbie here, from Savannah, GA.
      I've got a 2014 Dodge Dart Rallye. I don't have a lot of major issues with my car, but the little one's I've had, I would come here and find my answers.
      So for that, I thank everyone on here. You've been most helpful.

      Now I'm fighting with my tire sensors.
      One sensor out, back passenger side. Because of it not working, it's making my tire go flat.
      Not sure what to do. Can't get it to Carmax for 2 weeks. No local service company services tires. (go figure)
      Should I just take it to a local tire place?

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      A sensor can't make a tire go flat. A sensor can only tell you a tire is going flat. A hole from a nail you picked up on the road can make a tire go flat. Any tire shop can fix the hole. If the sensor still says there is no air pressure, then the sensor is bad. You can get the sensor replaced or disable the whole TPMS and go old school with your own tire pressure gauge. You would need the alfaOBD android app and the OBDLinkMX bluetooth adapter to disable the TPMS.
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      Quote Originally Posted by alpinegreenneon View Post
      A sensor can't make a tire go flat. A sensor can only tell you a tire is going flat. A hole from a nail you picked up on the road can make a tire go flat. Any tire shop can fix the hole. If the sensor still says there is no air pressure, then the sensor is bad. You can get the sensor replaced or disable the whole TPMS and go old school with your own tire pressure gauge. You would need the alfaOBD android app and the OBDLinkMX bluetooth adapter to disable the TPMS.
      I took it to Pepboys last night and they said there is nothing wrong with the tire. No hole, nothing. The sensor was bad.
      Could there be a slow leak at the valve that would cause the tire to go flat?

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      Take the cap off the valve stem. Make some soapy water with dish soap, get it real soapy. Work the soapy water with a soft paint brush around the valve stem where it meets the wheel and inside the valve stem. If you start seeing bubbles from either place, then you know where the problem is. There is a tool that can tighten the little Schrader valve inside the valve stem, sometimes those can get loose. Any parts store should have that tool. If there are no bubbles, take the tire off the car. Work the soapy water where the wheel meets the tire and then all around the tread area. If you find a leak, mark it with a white or yellow crayon and take it back to a tire shop. Don't lose the valve stem cap, they have a tiny o-ring to keep dirt and water from getting in the valve. If the leak is the valve stem and tightening the Schrader valve does not help, then get it replaced. The sensor inside the wheel should be ok. There is a replacement valve stem from a dealer, part number 68193587AC. If the sensor reads correctly, you don't need the sensor, they are pricey.
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