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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010 Thread Starter
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Had to use the tire mobility kit this morning...

Heading out this morning at the crack of dawn start the car up and notice "low tire pressure' warning, my left rear is down. Having never used the mobility kit before, I got it out of the trunk briefly glanced at the instructions and had the tire sealed and reinflated in under 10 minutes. Pretty nifty gadget, I must say. Power cord and airtube (which are both nice and long) are stored by being neatly wrapped around the base unit, everything is clearly marked and easy to understand, there is an air pressure gauge built into the top of the unit so you can monitor tire pressure as it rises...I think its a great solution to fixing flat tires. Now to find a replacement canister, they seem to be as scarce as hens teeth.

Anyone else have to use theirs? Thoughts/opinions?

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I think I read in a thread earlier this summer which the repair kit was the actual subject. Someone posted a FORD part number . I would assume from that you would need to order from your Ford dealers parts dept. Again not totally sure, but I think thats what I read.

You can search AFM to find that thread. If I locate it , I will post back here if that helps.

Let us know how the actual repair of the tire goes after using the the tire kit goooo.




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Also you may need to have your rim cleaned and TPMS replaced!

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Also you may need to have your rim cleaned and TPMS replaced!
I would be interested in hearing what the TPMS and canister replacement cost adds up to. This is the only part that doesn't sound so nifty.

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It is my understanding that your tire should be replaced too as the balance will never be the same once you shot the goo in.

This is why I bought a plug kit soon after I took delivery. Any leak that can be fixed with the goo can also be fixed with a plug, it is just a matter of finding the leak. If done right, a plug can be permanent ... but really should be professionally replaced by a inner patch when you find time to visit a service station.

The tire can't be cleaned up and patched once you've used the goo.

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As long as you drive your car while the goo sets up, balance shouldn't be an issue. I'm guessing the the TPMS can be removed and soaked in alcohol or some other solution to remove the set up goo.

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The tire shops in my area want to know if Fix-A-Flat is in the tire prior to service, because of the combustion hazard.

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I bought a 12-volt air pump and tire plug kit from Pep Boys for about $50. Add a pair of good diagonal pliers and that's all you need to fix a puncture.

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The tire shops in my area want to know if Fix-A-Flat is in the tire prior to service, because of the combustion hazard.

FixAFlat uses an aerosol propellant. Hopefully the Ford system avoids the combustion hazard.

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A few pics...I can see why some of you guys wouldn't like it. I hope it doesnt damage the tire sensor also, and I know it makes a mess of the wheel and inside of the tire (and on your hands and in the trunk the goo gets everywhere...the sealant hose has a cap on the end of it that I didnt close I was in a hurry). There are no vibration issues or out of balance issues at least what I can feel when driving pressure holding steady at 34 psi as of today.

Called the dealer today to ask about replacing the canister. In stock, $28.50 for a new can of sealant and apparently also a new hose that the sealant comes out of (there are 2 hoses on the unit: one for sealant, and one for air).
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How do you all think kit would work in repairing a sidewall that got crunched between the rim and a pothole? Would it even work at all?

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This is the first I've heard of this kit...do all 2011s have this?
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How do you all think kit would work in repairing a sidewall that got crunched between the rim and a pothole? Would it even work at all?
You need a new tire for that kind of damage..

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When inquiring about new wheels at American Muscle, they recommended buying new TPMS because when removing the stock Mustang TPMS they easily broke because they were plastic. So removing to clean goop off and replace may not be an option. Any opinions?

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The Ford Owners Manual says to replace the TPM. The stem is rubber/brass and the body lightweight plastic (for tire balance)

I'm pretty sure Schrader is the OEM for Ford, 2011 isn't listed, but the '10's -should- use the same style sensor.

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