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Old 03-01-2012, 05:32 PM
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TPMS: valve vs banded

I got rid of my '07's original chrome clad steel wheels because of the noise the sheet metal chrome was making. I bought some aluminum wheels from an '06 Expedition: they were cheap and look good.

The original wheels have TPMS sensors banded (strapped) on them and the Expedition wheels have the sensors right on the valve stem. The guys who remounted the tires were going to move the old sensors but the local Ford dealer did not have the bands in stock.

Any way these Expedition sensors can be made to communicate with the F-150 computer? Do they even use the same RF frequency?

Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:48 PM
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I've posted several times concerning the TPMS system.
I really do not want to search for my posts again.
How about you do it?
You can also look for Tylus' posts on the subject.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/s...archid=6347803

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/s...archid=6347807

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...All-Categories
 
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I read a lot of threads and posts from this site before I posted my question. I didn't see what I was looking for: that's why I put my question up here.
 
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Do you have a reset tool?

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My wheel and tire guys tried to reset the sensors: didn't work. These guys have always been very good, very professional.
So I'm wondering if these '06 Expedition sensors can be "understood" by the F-150 computer.
 
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:27 PM
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You may need to check with the dealer to see if the computer can be set to either the band style or the stem style.
 
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:03 PM
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The dealer didn;t get very far. Still have the light on the dash.
By looking at Rock Auto catalog I found that both F150 and Expedition sensors broadcast at 315 MHz.
Hmmmmmm
 
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Most local tire shops, that also sell wheels should have the reusable bands in stock. so that you could use your original sensors.
 
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I work at a tire shop and they should use the same frequency. As far as band vs. stem sensor I prefer stem sensor in my opinion. Band sensor is easily broken especially when you have a flat tire. I myself bought aftermarket rims and my stocks did not have bands in them (previous owner removed for some reason) so I added stem sensors. No issues so far.
 
 
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