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You are in the Chrysler Town & Country/Dodge Grand Caravan
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Chrysler Town and Country, Tires, Van
#10 of 29 Re: Service Tire System Soon message when tires at proper pressure [rondrag]
Mar 13, 2007 (10:45 pm)
The crazy service guy at our dealer told me it was because when our tire guy replaced our tires he put metal caps on instead of the plastic/rubber ones. I thought he was nuts but i live in a part of Cali where the temp can vary 40 degrees in one day. I had been living with the stupid light for over 2 years. Put plastic caps on- no more light- unless it is low... go figure.
#11 of 29 Re: Service Tire System Soon message when tires at proper pressure [jrsygirl]
Mar 14, 2007 (7:24 am)
I believe the metal caps are an integral part of the sensor system. If you put plastic caps on the sensor system will not work at all. I am assuming you'd still get the service message with plastic caps. I'll try it this weekend...
#12 of 29 Re: Service Tire System Soon message when tires at proper pressure [frankstc]
Apr 11, 2007 (8:12 am)
I have a 2002 T&C Ltd and the tire pressure system had been working fine until last week. A tire dealer could not remove the valve core stem from one of the sensor valves (corrosion I was told) so they ordered another sensor. They installed a regular valve in the tire until the sensor valve came in. At that point, I started getting a periodic message, asking me if I had the spare on the care. I hit the "yes" response. Then the new sensor was installed. Now I get the same persistent message but now I hit "NO" response. The the message tells me to get the Tire system serviced soon, and see the Owner's Manual. No one seems to know how to reset the system. Perhaps the new sensor is not working. I will not pay for $100 plus solutions! All 4 tires are new and filled with Nitrogen and have green plastic valve caps. Has anyone come up with a solution?
#13 of 29 Re: Service Tire System Soon message when tires at proper pressure [toolman1848]
Apr 11, 2007 (12:58 pm)
There is an inexpensive solution (free) after all. I am out of town so I decided to find a Costco store in the area since I bought the tires from a Costco store and I knew they would have nitrogen in the event I needed to add any to the tires. They reset the Tire System valves for me free of charge and said they do this for free for any of their members. All I had to do was hit the menu button on the system monitor in the car until I came to the item asking me if I wanted to reset the tire system. Enter "Yes" and then the service person takes this special donut magnet to each valve, holds in at the valve, the horn beeps once, then moves to the next valve, clockwise, starting with the driver side front tire. All 4 valves are now reset and problem solved! I wonder why the Chrysler dealer would not tell me this when I called. They said I had to bring the car in so they could check it out to find out what the problem was, then probably charge $100 or more to "fix" it! What a scam!
#15 of 29 Spare Tire Removal
Apr 21, 2007 (3:50 pm)
Here's a strange one....
I decided to pull the spare today on my 2003 Grand Caravan. No issue, just wanted to check tire pressure etc. We just bought it used. Checked the manual and followed the instructions. It says to turn the knob until the tire is on the ground and can be removed from the mechanism.
Did that. But the tire stayed near the top. The cable spooled out through the connector piece, but I could not get the tire to drop. Looking at the thing, it appears that there was a safety running to that would hold everything in place incase the metal wire broke.
Question. Am I right that there is a safety and if true, how do I get the tire to drop.
If there is not a safety, then what do I need to do? I hung from the tire and it didn't go anywhere.
I'd really like to get this fixed on a nice sunny day rather than wait for a flat in the middle of a rainstorm.
#16 of 29 Re: Spare Tire Removal [salaryman]
May 06, 2007 (4:59 pm)
Did you ever figure this one out? I'm in a situation where I need to get the spare off and am having the same problem. The cable comes down, but the tire isn't dropping. I've tried a number of things, but something is not letting lose.
#17 of 29 Re: Spare Tire Removal [lefty429]
Jun 10, 2007 (1:43 pm)
No...any nobody else seems to have this problem.
Let me know if you get it solved.
#18 of 29 Re: Spare Tire Removal [salaryman]
Sep 17, 2007 (6:07 pm)
Did you solve your problem to lower the spare? If not let me know and I can send some information sketches or pictures on how to release the safety catch.
#19 of 29 Re: Spare Tire Removal [flavife]
Sep 17, 2007 (6:37 pm)
I never figured this out and would love for you to send some information. Please send to leftyjunk111neo.rr.com - Thanks so much.