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    Tire pressure

    About 3 weeks ago DIC alerted me that my rear passenger side tire was at 26 PSI. This went on daily for a week after i filled air back to 36-37 PSI- fill on way home from work, then by next day went down to 26psi.
    Now it is holding steady at 35-36. At the time I thought it was a slow leak, but now have no idea. Any thoughts?
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    And this is why I hate TPMS cause of those problems.

    You will have to take it to the dealership to see if they can fix it, but they most likely won't be able to and it will annoy the **** out of you forever!!

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    THOUGHT: there's a battery in each TPM device located in each wheel, maybe that one (right rear) wasn't firmly "seated" at first?
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    the guage on the air pump confirmed the pressure reading from the DIC, so the tire was loosing air.
    • 1981 Ford F-100 3 Spd OD MT
    • 1994 Ford Ranger 5 Spd MT
    • 2001 Kia Sephia 5 Spd MT
    • 2011 Cruze Eco 6 Spd MT

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    Quote Originally Posted by usaalways View Post
    the guage on the air pump confirmed the pressure reading from the DIC, so the tire was loosing air.
    Air pump gauges are notoriously inaccurate (buy a tire pressure gauge and keep in glove box).... but if the tire is loosing air get it in the water tank and find the leak if you can't see a screw etc. stuck in it....

    Burt

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    It is possible that the valve stem is slightly bad. Perhaps on one day, after you checked the tire pressure, the needle seated better than on previous occasions. You can get a tool that changes out the needle (plus new needles) at an auto parts place or just go to a local tire shop and have the valve stem changed.

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    Could be a puncture but if it isn't leaking now I doubt it. Try pushing gently down on the valve stem and see if it leaks at the bottom (do not push too hard, this is part of the TPMS sensor!). Otherwise it could be there was dirt in the bead, or the bead wasn't properly seated and that dirt may have fallen out our the bead may have seated when you re-filled the tire.
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    mine just showed one tire low, the next day is went back above normal. odd, I'm hoping for a number of updates with a firmware update to fix so many small issues.

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    update

    when I took the eco to get an oil change they found a slow leak and plugged it.
    • 1981 Ford F-100 3 Spd OD MT
    • 1994 Ford Ranger 5 Spd MT
    • 2001 Kia Sephia 5 Spd MT
    • 2011 Cruze Eco 6 Spd MT

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    I had the same issue, not even 4 days after I purchased my 2011 Cruze LTZ. I kept adding air that would last a day or 2. I kept checking the tire for nails, but could not see anything till I finally took it to a local tire shop and behold a screw had punctured the inside of the tire where I could not see.

    I would just take it to your local tire shop and have them check it out.

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