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post #1 of 16 Old 09-19-2021, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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WJ tire pressure sensors removal question

I have a 99 Jeep WJ Limited with a set of newer WJ wheels from I think an 02 or 03. I took it in to have new tires installed recently and was told that the wheels on the Jeep have sensors for low tire pressure. My 99 does not have that feature. Can it cause problems to remove these sensors from the wheels?

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Nope.

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Leave 'em on or replace with regular valve stems.....doesn't matter either way. If your WJ doesn't have TPMS it won't be looking for sensors.

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That's good to know. My main concern was the tires being off balance with the sensors replaced with standard valve stems.
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That's good to know. My main concern was the tires being off balance with the sensors replaced with standard valve stems.
Have the tire rebalanced.

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I had the tires on the Jeep replaced about a week and a half ago. Stock size, same as before. I was told about the tire pressure sensors in the wheels at the time of the tire replacement and gave them the go ahead to replace them with regular valve stems. While test driving the Jeep I got a shake in the steering wheel starting at 47mph and ending at 62mph. The shaking was the worst between 55 and 60 mph. I noticed that while I was on the throttle on the test drive at the speeds mentioned above the shaking was a bit less severe vs. off throttle and coasting. I called the tire store and told them about the issue and brought the Jeep back. They told me that two of the tires were out of spec and warrantied those two with two new tires. I got the Jeep back yesterday and test drove it again and had the exact same issue at the same speeds. I'm wondering if this is truly a tire issue or if it's something else. Yesterday I took the Jeep down a long mostly flat road and took it to 65mph then let off the throttle and coasted down to 40 mph. Doing this twice in a row gave different results. The first time I got the shaking in the steering wheel from 62mph down to 47mph. I again sped up to 65mph and coasted down to 40mph. This time I got no shake in the steering wheel. What makes this difficult to determine is that the old tires were made in 2004 and dry rotted so I didn't drive the Jeep more than around the block at low speeds before replacing the tires. What do you guys think?

The Jeep is completely stock (minus the wheels from a newer WJ) with 83,xxx original miles.
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You didn't have the work done at Discount Tire did you?

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You didn't have the work done at Discount Tire did you?
Yes it was Discount.
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If you remove the sensors I’ll take them. The tire shop jacked mine a few years back.
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I battled DT for weeks to fix the problem with tp sensors and tires they installed on my wife's Dart. They kept trying to solve the problem with cheap parts, and their workers were young and inexperienced.

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I battled DT for weeks to fix the problem with tp sensors and tires they installed on my wife's Dart. They kept trying to solve the problem with cheap parts, and their workers were young and inexperienced.
What problem exactly?
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The tire pressure sensors were constantly throwing the light on the instrument panel (still does) and the tires would keep wobbling. They changed out one front, and one rear tire. Rebalanced three times, The wobble is gone but the tpms light still shows. I'm in the process of buying Mopar sensors and I'll change them out myself. I won't be going back to DT again.

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What do you guys think?
I think you have a suspension problem. You wouldn't be able to 'drive through' a tire vibration.

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What makes this difficult to determine is that the old tires were made in 2004 and dry rotted so I didn't drive the Jeep more than around the block at low speeds before replacing the tires.
I think the problem was always there and you couldn't know because you couldn't drive it fast enough to find it.

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The tire pressure sensors were constantly throwing the light on the instrument panel (still does) and the tires would keep wobbling. They changed out one front, and one rear tire. Rebalanced three times, The wobble is gone but the tpms light still shows. I'm in the process of buying Mopar sensors and I'll change them out myself. I won't be going back to DT again.
That must have been frustrating.
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I think you have a suspension problem. You wouldn't be able to 'drive through' a tire vibration.



I think the problem was always there and you couldn't know because you couldn't drive it fast enough to find it.

Good luck?
I have a feeling you're right. It just surprises me that I would have an issue like that on a low mileage rig that has never been off road.
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