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Old 04-06-2019, 03:17 PM
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Default Problem installing TPMS on 3500 DRW.


I recently purchased a new TV a 3500 Chevrolet HD/LTZ/DRW 2L Custom Hauler. Yesterday I was preparing for our trip and checking all the tires for air pressure and going to install my PresurePro TPMS on the new truck. To my surprise the two front tire had medal value stems, but the rear duels had rubber value stems. I took the truck into Premier Tires in Livingston, TX to have the rear value stems replaced with metal value stems and was told that they could replace the inter duel stems but not the outer tires value stems. They stated they could not replace them because the stem area was to small to get a socket wrench into the area the tighten the steam. I don’t want to run the TPMS in a rubber steam. I don’t think I can even if I tried because the stem is so short I don’t think it will screw on to the rubber stems. The tire store recommended that a dealership may have a metal tire stem for the rims. Has anyone had this type of problem, or have any suggestions I would appreciate the help.

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Old 04-06-2019, 07:36 PM
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I'm not aware of any requirement to have metal valve stems for the TPMS. At the RV dealership where I work, every system we have installed, included Pressure Pro and TireMinder, have been on rubber stems. No issues that I am aware of. Or is this just a personal preference you have?

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Old 06-24-2019, 08:13 AM
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Shouldn't your dealer be servicing the TPMS system on a new truck? Jim
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by More Power View Post
Shouldn't your dealer be servicing the TPMS system on a new truck? Jim
3500s aren't required to have factory TPMS (over 10k GVWR).

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