The Tire Industry Association and Michelin North America Inc. have announced that the application period for the 2020-2021 Michelin/TIA Scholarship is now open.
Rotating wheel tire changers
Once the wheel is mounted to the changer, position the sensor valve stem approximately 280 degrees from the head of the changer in a clockwise direction before rotating the wheel (also in a clockwise direction) to mount the tire. Use this procedure on both the upper and lower tire beads (see Figure 4).
Rotating tool tire changers
Position the wheel on the changer so that the sensor valve stem is approximately 210 degrees from the head of the changer in a clockwise direction from the mounting end of the tool (see Figure 5).Make sure the sensor is clear of the lower bead breaker area to avoid damaging the sensor when the breaker rises. Rotate the tool in a counterclockwise direction to mount the tire. Use this procedure on both the upper and lower tire beads.
7) Adjust air pressure to specification. Make sure the original style valve stem cap is securely installed to keep moisture out of the sensor.
Install the wheel and tire assembly on the vehicle.
8) Drive the vehicle for a minimum of 5 minutes while maintaining a continuous speed above 20 mph (32 km/h).
During this time, the system will learn the new sensor identification code and will clear any DTCs automatically.If a sensor cannot be trained, see the appropriate manufacturer service information. ■
Component Ft.-lbs. (N.m)
Wheel nut 110 (140)
Torx screw 12 (1.4)
Information for this column comes from the tire pressure monitoring systems data in ProDemand®, Mitchell 1’s auto repair information software for domestic and import vehicles. Headquartered in Poway, Calif., Mitchell 1 has provided quality repair information solutions to the automotive industry since 1918. For more information, visit www.mitchell1.com. To read archived TPMS articles, visit www.moderntiredealer.com.
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