Avenger 2008

Tire Pressure Monitor System

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Pressure Monitor



Precautions

CAUTION
The Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) system has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels. TPM system pressures have been established for the tire size equipped on the vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire sealants or balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with TPM, as damage to the sensors may result.


CAUTION
Do not attempt to install a tire pressure sensor in an aftermarket wheel. Use tire pressure sensors in original style factory wheels only. If aftermarket wheels are installed, and therefore do not contain tire pressure sensors, the system will not function properly and the driver will be continuously notified of a system malfunction.


CAUTION
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which could damage the Tire Pressure Sensor.


CAUTION
Tire pressure sensor valve stem caps and cores are specially designed for the sensors. Due to risk of corrosion, do not use a standard valve stem cap or core in a tire pressure sensor in place of the original equipment style sensor cap and core.


CAUTION
Any time a sensor is to be installed in a wheel, it is necessary to install a new sensor-to-wheel seal, metal washer and valve stem nut, to ensure air tight sealing.


CAUTION
When installing the valve core, be sure to tighten the core to specifications. Over tightening by a little as three or four inch pounds can damage the sensor.


CAUTION
The cap used on this valve stem contains an O-ring seal to prevent contamination and moisture from entering the valve stem. Retain this valve stem cap for reuse. Do not substitute a regular valve stem cap in its place.


CAUTION
The valve stem used on this vehicle is made of aluminum and the core is nickel plated brass. The original valve stem core must be reinstalled and not substituted with a valve stem core made of a different material. This is required to prevent corrosion in the valve stem caused by the different metals.


CAUTION
To avoid damaging sensor antenna strap, if equipped, hold pressure against rear of metal valve stem while sensor is inserted through wheel mounting hole and nut is installed.

Receiver/Control Unit



Removal & Installation
Transponder
Front

Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

  1. Remove the wheelhouse splash shield at the transponder requiring service.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the wiring harness connector (2) at the transponder (1).

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    Fig. Disconnect the wiring harness connector (2) at the transponder (1)

  4.  
  5. Remove the mounting nuts, then remove the transponder (1).
  6.  

To install:

  1. Position the transponder and install the mounting nuts.
  2.  
  3. Connect the wiring harness connector to the transponder.
  4.  
  5. Install the wheelhouse splash shield and all components removed to access it.
  6.  
  7. Perform the TPM Diagnostic Verification Test.
  8.  

Rear

Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

  1. Remove the wheelhouse splash shield at the transponder requiring service.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the wiring harness connector (2) at the transponder (1).

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    Fig. Disconnect the wiring harness connector (2) at the transponder (1)

  4.  
  5. Remove the mounting nuts, then remove the transponder (1).
  6.  

To install:

  1. Position the transponder and install the mounting nuts.
  2.  
  3. Connect the wiring harness connector to the transponder.
  4.  
  5. Install the wheelhouse splash shield and all components removed to access it.
  6.  
  7. Perform the TPM Diagnostic Verification Test.
  8.  

Transmitter



Removal & Installation
  1. Raise and support vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove tire and wheel assembly.
    CAUTION
    The cap used on this valve stem contains an O-ring seal to prevent contamination and moisture from entering the valve stem. Retain this valve stem cap for reuse. Do not substitute a regular valve stem cap in its place.


    CAUTION
    The valve stem used on this vehicle is made of aluminum and the core is nickel plated brass. The original valve stem core must be reinstalled and not substituted with a valve stem core made of a different material. This is required to prevent corrosion in the valve stem caused by the different metals.

  4.  
  5. Dismount tire from wheel following tire changer manufacturer instructions while paying special attention to the following to avoid damaging the pressure sensor:
    1. When breaking the tire bead loose from the wheel rim, avoid using the Bead Breaker in the area of the sensor (1). That includes both outer and inner beads of the tire.

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      Fig. Avoid using the Bead Breaker in the area of the sensor (1)

    2.  
    3. When preparing to dismount the tire from the wheel, carefully insert the mounting/dismounting tool 280° from the valve stem ± 10°, then proceed to dismount the tire from the wheel. Use this process on both outer and inner tire beads.
    4.  

  6.  
  7. Remove sensor nut (3) retaining sensor to wheel. While removing nut, hold pressure against rear of metal valve stem to keep valve stem from pushing rearward, damaging antenna strap.

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    Fig. Remove sensor nut (3) retaining sensor to wheel

  8.  
  9. Remove sensor (1) from wheel (2).
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To install:


NOTE
Before reinstalling an existing tire pressure sensor, replace seal (2) and metal washer (1) at base of sensor valve stem (6) to ensure proper sealing.



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Fig. Replace seal (2) and metal washer (1) at base of sensor valve stem (6) to ensure proper sealing

  1. Wipe area clean around sensor/valve stem mounting hole in wheel (5). Make sure surface of wheel is not damaged.
    CAUTION
    To avoid damaging sensor antenna strap (1), if equipped, hold pressure against rear of metal valve stem (2) while sensor is inserted through wheel mounting hole and nut is installed.



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    Fig. To avoid damaging sensor antenna strap (1), if equipped, hold pressure against rear of metal valve stem (2) while sensor is inserted through wheel mounting hole and nut is installed

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  3. Insert sensor (1) through wheel (2) keeping pressure against rear of metal valve stem (See Arrow). Potted side of sensor is to be positioned toward wheel. Do not attempt to mount sensor otherwise, damage may occur.

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    Fig. Insert sensor (1) through wheel (2) keeping pressure against rear of metal valve stem (See Arrow)

  4.  
  5. Install sensor nut (with pressed-in washer) (3) by hand.
    NOTE
    Before tightening sensor nut, push downward on sensor housing (2) in an attempt to make it flush with interior contour of wheel (1).



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    Fig. Push downward on sensor housing (2) in an attempt to make it flush with interior contour of wheel (1)

  6.  
  7. While holding sensor in position, tighten sensor nut to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
    CAUTION
    Over-torquing the sensor nut by as little as 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm) may result in sensor separation from the valve stem. Under this condition, the sensor may still function. However, the condition should be corrected immediately.

  8.  
  9. Mount tire on wheel following tire changer manufacturer instructions, paying special attention to the following to avoid damaging tire pressure sensor:
    1. Rotating Wheel Tire Changers - Once the wheel is mounted to the changer, position the sensor valve stem (2) approximately 280° from the head of the changer (located at 1) in a clockwise direction before rotating the wheel (also in a clockwise direction) to mount the tire. Use this procedure on both the outer and inner tire beads.

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      Fig. Position the sensor valve stem (2) approximately 280° from the head of the changer (located at 1) in a clockwise direction

    2.  
    3. Rotating Tool Tire Changers - Position the wheel on the changer so that the sensor valve stem (1) is located approximately 210° clockwise from the installation end of the mounting/dismounting tool (2) once the tool is mounted for tire installation. Make sure the sensor is clear of the lower bead breaker area (3) to avoid damaging the sensor when the breaker rises. Rotate the tool (2) in a counterclockwise direction to mount the tire. Use this procedure on both the outer and inner tire beads.

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      Fig. Position the wheel on the changer so that the sensor valve stem (1) is located approximately 210° clockwise from the installation end of the mounting/dismounting tool (2)

    4.  

  10.  
  11. Adjust air pressure to that listed on Tire Inflation Pressure Label (Placard) provided with vehicle (usually applied to driver's side B-pillar). Make sure original style valve stem cap is securely installed to keep moisture out of sensor.
  12.  
  13. Install tire and wheel assembly on vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.
  16.  
  17. Perform one of the following to make the system learn the new sensor ID.
    1. Use the TPM-RKE Analyzer, 9936, with the Scan Tool to program the WCM/SKREEM with the tire pressure sensor ID. This is part of the TPM Diagnostic Verification Test.
    2.  
    3. Once the vehicle has remained stationary for more than 20 minutes, drive vehicle for a minimum of 10 minutes while maintaining a continuous speed above 15 mph (24 km/h). During this time, the system will learn the new sensor ID. This is part of the TPM Diagnostic Verification Test.
      NOTE
      If a sensor cannot be trained, refer to appropriate diagnostic information.

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