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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 10:38 AM

Vehicle servicing question

We just bought a new (to us) 2012 Nissan Xterra Pro 4-X two weeks ago. It's in essentially showroom condition except for one thing. The wheels are somewhat corroded. It looks like the plastic coating on the aluminum got chipped at some point and winter salt, etc infiltrated under. They are structurally fine, they just look lousy.

I'm thinking about replacing them. The question I have is if I do that do I need to replace the TPMS sensors at the same time?

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Butchie_T Aug 12 #1
Currentsitguy Aug 12 #4
D26-15 Aug 12 #2
Oldgeezer Aug 12 #5
KittyCatIdiots Aug 12 #3
CokeMachine1 Aug 12 #6
Currentsitguy Aug 12 #7
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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 10:45 AM

1. Id look into a shop that can restore the rims first

There are ppl that do that sort of thing. Cheaper in the long run. And I believe the TPMS can be transferred to the new rims.

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Response to Butchie_T (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 10:55 AM

4. Not really an option. I really can't afford to have the vehicle out of service for days.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 10:46 AM

2. Not if the batteries are still good. Just swap them out.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 12:07 PM

5. Agreed

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 12:57 PM

6. The batteries have a lifespan of 5-10 years.

A 2012 is getting close to the end of life for the batteries so I'd replace them while the tires are off. I found these at Rock Auto. The prices range from $25 to $52. I'm one of those guys that likes to replace consumables while I have the component torn down.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/nissan,2012,xterra,4.0l+v6,1501718,wheel,tire+pressure+monitoring+system+sensor,12036

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Response to CokeMachine1 (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 01:20 PM

7. That makes sense.

It's got brand new rubber on it so I don't see dismounting them twice if I don't have to.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 12:14 AM

8. I used to bust the beads on my tires and replace them. Not all that hard to do.

YouTube has lots of vids and various techniques to this end. I used a 4’ length of 4x4 set just after the rim and two or three wacks with a sledge hammer right at the bead would do it.

On wide tires you may have to raise up and support the other end with cinder block or something.

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