C5 Tire Sensors

Well my lithium batteries have all died an its time to take it in. Question is do they replace the whole sensor or just the battery
Thanks in advance
Evan
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<Ev> wrote in message Well my lithium batteries have all died an its time to take it in. Question is do they replace the whole sensor or just the battery
Thanks in advance
Evan
Depends on the year of your Corvette, from 1997 through 2000 they were number 10438853 at about $80 to $120 each. From 2001 through 2004 they were number 2577394 at a cost of about $33 to $60 each and they will not change batteries. You will need to replace the entire tire pressure sensor by removing the wheel and breaking down at least one side of the tire to replace the sensor. You can buy them online cheaper but I doubt that a dealer will replace them for you if you take in your sensors.
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On 10/12/2011 11:53 PM, Dad wrote:

There is a guy on the Corvette forum that claims he can replace the batteries in them.
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Yep, can be done, now all you need to do is remove the wheel, break it down, take out the sensor, replace the battery, put it back in the wheel, remount the wheel, and retrain it and hope all your work was correct. Everyone can handle all that except maybe breaking the tire bead, would you do it?
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Thanks Guys for all the info Hello to Dad its been a while(about 2 years) hope all is well with you an yours. I have been reading the forums about the sensors. The next issue is finding a dealer in west palm beach that will lift the car correctly AND do the tires/sensors right! I may do it myself an just bring in the tires. I am so scared to deal with dealers. Bad experience the 3 times I went there. 1st time a 90 year old guy drove it on the drive on lift crooked a scratched the bottom paint by the rear tire about an inch. number 2 tec put down his clipboard on the seat with the pen in it an we had a 3 inch black pen mark on my light oak leather passenger seat. number 3 tec bringing car out to me scuffed the kick out board on the drivers side with black heal marks which I buffed out. 3 for 3 an only in for oil changes! I haven't been back since.I CAN'T AFFORD THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE! I do my oil changes myself now an have had no other trouble with the car except now the sensors. got a trip coming up at the end of the month to new jersey an I don't want to fly blind without my sensors not a smart Idea. Like I said I've read threw the forums an I came across this. http://www.z06vette.com/forums/f117/diy-lift-your-c5-without-pucks-107706 /
Any comments or advise would be helpful as always thank you in advance Evan 2002 magnetic red II coupe "Maggie"
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<Ev> wrote in message

There is a problem with the sensor repair you have been reading about and that is that it has only been done successfully on the '97 through '00 sensors. May not be much better but take it to a tire dealer to have it done, it's their business to get it right and I've had better luck with them than I have with the stealerships.
Have you by any chance had the tires replaced? Tires with steel sidewall will interfere with the sensor signals as will some stainless steel brake lines. Have you tried to retain the sensors? Easy to do and would be the first thing I would try, only takes a good magnet, not a special scan tool. The owner of the '98 I had is still on his first set of sensors so the batteries are not necessarily the problem.
They are $56 each on this site, 25773946. http://www.tpmsdirect.com/CHEVROLET_CORVETTE_C5_Z6_2001_2004_TPMS_TPMSdirect_com_s/369.htm Rockauto.com has Dorman $41 and Standard Motor $45, they are good to deal with and quick ship.
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Thanks Dad good to hear from you. Still the original tires emt run flats nothing has been changed an the even though the tires are old they are in excellent shape no real wear or cracks the car only has 14,000 miles on it. Also a friend suggested that I let the air out then fill them again that may correct it. Also as you said I can try to re-train them with the magnet all good ideas. I will start playing with it on Sunday an keep you updated.
Thanks again
Evan
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There is a problem with the sensor repair you have been reading about and that is that it has only been done successfully on the '97 through '00 sensors. May not be much better but take it to a tire dealer to have it done, it's their business to get it right and I've had better luck with them than I have with the stealerships.
Have you by any chance had the tires replaced? Tires with steel sidewall will interfere with the sensor signals as will some stainless steel brake lines. Have you tried to retain the sensors? Easy to do and would be the first thing I would try, only takes a good magnet, not a special scan tool. The owner of the '98 I had is still on his first set of sensors so the batteries are not necessarily the problem.
They are $56 each on this site, 25773946. http://www.tpmsdirect.com/CHEVROLET_CORVETTE_C5_Z6_2001_2004_TPMS_TPMSdirect_com_s/369.htm Rockauto.com has Dorman $41 and Standard Motor $45, they are good to deal with and quick ship.
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