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Old 05-25-2006, 11:06 AM
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Can "Fix a Flat" be used with tire pressure monitor?

Just wondering if the "fix-a-flat" types of tire selants can be used in an emergency or will it ruin the tire pressure monitor sensors? Would be nice to ditch the spare and just keep a can of the tire sealnt in the back "a-la corvette" style.
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Fix a flat won't fix a blowout LOL

Keep that spare in there!
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I was at the dealer the other day and a lady had put a can of fix a flat in her car and it ruined the pressure sensor. The dealer told her that you should never put fix a flat in a tire that has a pressure sensor in it. I am not expert on this, just passing on what I overheard the dealer telling that lady. They said they couldn't cover it under warranty and she ended up footing the bill for the new sensor and the install of it.
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unknown.... however, keep the spare.
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It will ruin the sensors, but if you want to get rid of the spare go to tire rack, they have a deal made by contiental tire it's foam built into a small compressor that fills the tire with air and foam that peels off the sensor. Have one for the vette when I got rid of the run flats.
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A few years ago someone used Fix-a-Flat in my '99 Alero GLS, which had tire pressure monitoring, and it was okay - but they literally drove it to the dealer for a new tire - it was in it for a few hours, maybe?
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I am going to ask a stupid question but when we do need new tires, do we need a chevy dealer to put them on beccause of the sensor? Or do tire places know what to do?
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I am going to ask a stupid question but when we do need new tires, do we need a chevy dealer to put them on beccause of the sensor? Or do tire places know what to do?
Tire places "should" know what to do. Remind them if you have a need to go there.
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