Carsandbikes
Carsandbikes Reader
7/27/20 12:03 p.m.

I have an 09 P71 and due to my carelessness I have wound up with 2 of the 4 TPM sensors missing (I swapped out wheels and didn't notice that the "new" wheels were missing all the sensor hardware).

This car has the sensors located on a band inside the wheel.  Sensors and bands are not easy to come by on the aftermarket (unless someone knows of a source) and the dealer wants $175/wheel plus labor.

My question:  can a cheaper/more common sensor be easily substituted?

I want to fix up this car and will either sell or donate it to a charity.

Cactus
Cactus HalfDork
7/27/20 12:21 p.m.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/ford,2009,crown+victoria,4.6l+v8,1443415,wheel,tire+pressure+monitoring+system+(tpms)+sensor,12036

 

Appears you can use the valve stem ones. AFAIK, 315 MHz sensors are all compatible. Hopefully someone who knows better than I do will chime in shortly.

Carsandbikes
Carsandbikes Reader
7/27/20 3:41 p.m.

In reply to Cactus :

When you go to Tire Racks website they show the valve stem sensors, too.

I have found only 1 website that shows the factory TPMS hardware, but it isn't cheap, and I am not crazy about buying parts and taking them to a tire store for installing.

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