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Question Broken Valve Stem

So my low pressure light comes on and tells me that I need air in my right rear tire. I stopped to put air in and the valve is broken about 1/4 of the way from the top. I called my local tire shop and they said this is a problem that they have heard of with these trucks. They said the stem with sensor is made of aluminum and they get corroded and brittle. They said to contact the dealer since itís still covered under warranty. Has anyone else had any problems with these valve stems?

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So my low pressure light comes on and tells me that I need air in my right rear tire. I stopped to put air in and the valve is broken about 1/4 of the way from the top. I called my local tire shop and they said this is a problem that they have heard of with these trucks. They said the stem with sensor is made of aluminum and they get corroded and brittle. They said to contact the dealer since itís still covered under warranty. Has anyone else had any problems with these valve stems?

No, but I could see it happening if you are off-road. EBay has some good deals on sensors time to time.

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The sensor is not located in steam of valve it is attached to the wheel looks like a
2"x2" square. (inside the tire) they do have tire sensors like the ones you are reffering to. The commader does not have those.

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The sensor is not located in steam of valve it is attached to the wheel looks like a
2"x2" square. (inside the tire) they do have tire sensors like the ones you are reffering to. The commader does not have those.
Huh, you sure about that. Because I'm 110% sure that they are attached to the valve stem.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jeep-...QQcmdZViewItem

http://www.leeparts.com/jeep_command...re_sensor.html

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Here's also an illustration. I remember someone asking in another thread how they mounted.

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Ok so I went to the dealership this morning and no problems. They replaced it free of charge under warranty. I did ask if the extended warranty covers the valve stems and the service writer said yes it would.

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well enless the dealership which installed my tires gave me misinformation and showed me what monitors the air pressure I would say, yes I'm pretty sure. But then again I'm not a mechanic!

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The TPMS is part of the valve stem:


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I had the exact same thing happen to me. I had to drop my spare for the first time. I have an appointment tomorrow with the dealership. I am at 35,500 miles, so I hope they cover mine too. If you live in the midwest you may want to check your stems. It just snapped off. On the positive, I found out that I had a chrome clad wheel that matched perfect.
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My XK is at the Goodyear dealership right now getting new rims and tires on it. Three of the TPMS stems broke when they tried to remove them from the old rims. The manager told me that it is a real problem with Chrysler stems because they use junk for metals that are inferior and corrode. They said it's usually not a problem because most people in the general population never change out their stock rims. Three sensors at $55 each for me though, nothing like added expenses in everything you do. I guess it's just a fact of life, just another $165, easy come easy go.

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