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Mitchell 1 Adds Online Appointment Scheduling

Mitchell 1 is highlighting a new online appointment scheduling feature and “smarter” wiring diagrams at the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) this week in Las Vegas, Nev.  

Figure 8: Mounting the bottom bead of the tire.
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TPMS: Ford Taurus, Police Sedan and Lincoln MKS, 2011-19

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) monitors the air pressure in the four road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors. The sensors transmit radio frequency signals to the smart junction box (SJB) approximately every 60 seconds when the vehicle speed exceeds 20 mph (32 km/h).

Figure 1: Identifying the TPMS steering wheel controls. All artwork courtesy of Toyota, License Aagreement TMS 1002.
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TPMS: Lexus RX Series, 2016-19

In Lexus RX Series vehicles (2016-2019), a tire pressure warning valve and transmitter (equipped with a tire pressure sensor and a transmitter) is installed in each tire and wheel assembly. 

Figure 1: An exploded view of a valve-mounted sensor. Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.
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TPMS: Ford Econoline (E150-E450): 2010-18

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) of the 2010-2018 Ford Econoline (E150-E450) monitors the air pressure in the 4 road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors. The sensors transmit radio frequency signals to the smart junction box (SJB) approximately every 60 seconds when the vehicle speed exceeds 20 mph (32 km/h). If the vehicle is stationary for more than 30 minutes, the sensor will enter into a “sleep mode” and stop transmitting.

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Mitchell 1 Shows Off Product Enhancements at AAPEX

Mitchell 1 is holding demonstrations at its booth (#438) at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas to show off the latest product enhancements and new advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) feature in its ProDemand auto repair information software.   

Figure 1: Demounting the tire with the tool.
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TPMS: Dodge Grand Caravan 2011-17

This vehicle uses the 433 MHz tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensor. Although 315 MHz and 433 MHz sensors are identical in size and shape, they are not interchangeable. Always make sure the correct sensor is being used. An RKE-TPMS analyzer can be used to determine the sensors frequency without having to demount the tire.

Figure 1: Identifying driver information center (DIC) buttons.
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TPMS: 2011-2017 Chevrolet Cruze

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) of the 2011-2017 Chevy Cruze uses the instrument panel cluster (IPC), body control module (BCM), four radio frequency transmitting pressure sensors, and the serial data circuit to perform the TPMS relearn mode functions. Once the relearn mode has been enabled, each of the sensors’ unique identification codes can be learned into the BCM memory.

Figure 1: Locating the TPMS reset switch (2008-13).
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TPMS: Toyota Highlander 2008-2017

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) of the 2008–2017 Toyota Highlander and Highlander HV is designed to provide warning when the tire inflation pressure of one or more road tires is low.

Figure 1: Identifying the transmitter activation tool (J-45295) – typical.
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TPMS: 2008 – 2017 Nissan Rogue and Rogue Select

During driving 2008-2017 Nissan Rogue and Rogue Select models at speeds above 25 mph (40 km/h), the low tire pressure warning system receives the signal transmitted from the transmitter installed in each wheel, and gives alarms when the tire pressure becomes low. When the low tire pressure warning system detects low inflation pressure or another unusual symptom, the warning light in the instrument cluster comes on.

Figure 1: Registering the tire pressure sensor (1 of 2).
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TPMS: Kia Sorento 2011-2017

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on the 2011-2017 Kia Sorento monitors the air pressure in the four road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors. To do this, the system uses a TPMS receiver, four radio frequency (RF) tire pressure sensors, two warning indicators on the instrument cluster, and a data circuit to perform system functions.

If the Honda’s TPMS detects less than 24 psi, it alerts the driver by turning on the low pressure indicator symbol.
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TPMS: Honda Pilot and Ridgeline, 2005-2016

Whenever the engine is running, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) control unit continuously monitors all four tires and the system. If it detects less than 24 psi (168 kPa) in a tire, it alerts the driver by turning on the low pressure indicator, turning on the appropriate tire(s) indicator on the multi-information display, and setting a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in the control unit.

Figure 1: Exploded view of a clamp-in style tire pressure sensor. Illustrations courtesy of General Motors Corp.
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TPMS: GM/Cadillac Escalade Series: 2007-16

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on 2007 to 2016 GM/Cadillac Escalade Series system uses the remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR), body control module (BCM), four radio frequency (RF) transmitting pressure sensors, and the serial data circuit to perform the sensor learn mode functions.

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