Question about 2004 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Tire Pressure sensor keeps going off on Ford F-250

Ford dealership has replaced the unit several times and the light keeps going off. Seems to me like it is a problem with the sensors or the programming of the unit. Any suggestions?

Posted by on

  • Jeellen Jan 01, 2009

    I have a 2008 F-250 and put new tires and wheels on and the low air pressure sensor comes on and the Ford dealer can't fix this.Is there anyway to eliminate these without buying a different brand truck. I have had Fords my whole life but I think it is time to change brands because no one can fix this problem.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Expert
  • 74 Answers

These sensors are a troublesome and seem to be sensitive to slight air pressure changes try have your tires filled with nitrogen instead of air the pressure will not fluctuate with temp change and does not have to be checked as often.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Warning light appeared on the dash, its red in colour looks like a horse shoe with an exlamation mark in the middke


That is the low tire pressure warning. It can come on for several reasons. It commonly comes on in the fall as temperatures drop, the air in the tires contracts and the pressure drops. Check the air pressure and fill as needed. The tires also all need to be within 4 psi of each other.
Another common cause is that one or more tire sensor needs the battery replaced. This is not generally considered a DYI project because for most cars the tires must be removed from the rims. Finally the sensor can be damaged by hitting a curb or by adding chemicals into the tire used to seal small leaks.
As long as you check your tires visually prior to driving it is usually ok to wait to service the sensor for when you replace or rotate your tires.

Please keep in mind driving on a tire with low pressure can damage the tire, the rim or even cause delamination of the tread and cause an accident. The Firestone recall that involved Ford Explorers several years ago was from driving on tires with low pressure.

Apr 03, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Reset tire


If you mean the TPMS tire pressure monitoring system dashboard light, make sure the tire pressure is set according to the decal on the drives door. If that's ok, have a tire store calibrate your tire sensors. If that doesn't help the sensors themselves need to be replaced. The battery in the sensors have a limited lifespan which is the down side to the system. I had to have mine reset after a tire went flat. If it only leaks a little (normal leakage) it seems to clear if you air it up to spec before it gets too low.

My wish is that the dash told which tire was low and would go red if it got below half it's recommended tire pressure. I freak if it comes on at all since I don't know if it's just a pound low or totally flat! Car manufacturers need to improve this system greatly!

Aug 19, 2013 | 2004 Ford Freestar

1 Answer

Is there 2005 honda civic software update for po128 error code


I think we all just live in a world of automobiles,that have
too much high tech technology,when not so much is needed,
just to keep exhaust emissions at an acceptable level

At least you kept going back to the dealer & not keep driving
as most people do

You gave the dealer techs several chances at resolving the issues,
all be it, expensive, to say the least.

I don't see anything where you went wrong, or they let you down,
assuming your good to go & no more issues

I assume that the head gasket was something that only moved
& leaked internally under certain conditions & I don't know why or
when the ECU came up as a problem,they don't fail often

Jul 31, 2012 | 2005 Honda Civic 1.7i

1 Answer

Tireandbrake fluid lites stay on


I think these maybe unrelated. Check your brake fluid level. Also check to make sure your emergency/parking brake is not slightly set.

The tire light is on either because your tire pressure is too low, or the tire pressure sensor batteries are dead. If adjusting the pressure doesn't make the light go out in a couple of days, have the sensors checked the next time you have your tires replaced.

Aug 31, 2011 | 2001 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Changed one tire sensor now a tire pressure sensor fault light keeps coming on.


That is normal when replacing one of the sensors. The whole set will have to be re-initialized and the dealership should do it for free.

Mar 26, 2011 | 2004 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Hi, I have a 2006 ford freestar, and a couple of weeks ago I took my van to ford to have my oil change(I always to go ford) and two weeks later my car i now not working. when trying to start it it read...


TPMS sensor stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Basically there is a pressure sensor in each wheel. It sends a signal to a computer and tells you if you have a low tire. This was probably not the dealerships fault as they usually check your tire pressure when they do a oil change. You should check your pressures and fill any tire that is low. They probably run at 32psi on your vehicle but you can check inside your drivers door on the sticker, that will tell you what they should be set to. If it is really low you might want to take it in and have it checked you may have picked up a nail or something along the way. Also that light will come on if a tire is too much over inflated. Good Luck

Jan 04, 2011 | 2006 Ford Freestar

1 Answer

Reset the Tire Pressure Warning light.


well it depends, if you have just reset the tire pressures, the light should go off by itself, if it doesn't then you have a bad tire pressure sensor. If you have replaced the sensor, it must be programmed into the WCM by the dealership.

Nov 21, 2009 | Dodge Durango Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Tire pressure light keeps coming on


dealer can ck sensors and pressures. if tire pressure is off more than 4 pounds tire tire light will come on.. go to a dealer the is honest and not blowing u off

Aug 14, 2009 | 2006 Toyota Sienna

2 Answers

Tire pressure sensor or gauge


Have you checked tire pressure? It will come on if your tire pressure is just a few pounds low.

Jun 24, 2009 | 2004 Ford Expedition

1 Answer

TPMS indicator doesn't reset after tire pressure is normalized


Fixing the tire and setting all the tire at the proper pressure should turn the light off automatically. You might have to go to a Dodge Dealership.
The only reason that I can think of is the pressure sensor was damage when the tire repair was performed. To patch a tire, they need to take the tire off the rim. The pressure sensor can be easily damaged during this process if they are not carefully.
Just keep that possibility in mind.

Apr 07, 2009 | 2007 Dodge Sprinter

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Ford Explorer Logo

Related Topics:

185 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70365 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Ron Lankford

Level 3 Expert

5386 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...