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FORD KUGA 2013 New tyre fitted - don't know how to turn the

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FORD KUGA 2013 New tyre fitted - don't know how to turn the tyre pressure warning off
Assistant: Okay, I'll connect you to the mechanic to go over that information regarding your Ford. Before I do, is there anything else you want him to know?
Customer: Yes - the car occasionally shudders/judders when pulling away. As if the traction is not right. I have had the automatic gearbox checked and no apparent fault with that - don't know if this is a tyre problem or what it is but the juddering is quite fierce when it happens.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

On some models you can air up the tires to the proper inflation then drive the vehicle at a speed more then 30 kmh for several minutes and it will turn off.If it does not then you may have a faulty tire sensor needing replaced.You would have to have the sensors tested with a tire pressure test tool to see if one is faulty needing replaced.

The shudder may be a separate fault.This may be a fault with an engine misfire due to an injector issue or if this is a gasoline engine this can be a fault with an ignition coil or spark plug worn needing replaced.I have also seen where a faulty wheel speed sensor will cause this fault as well needing replaced.This would need to be checked into further to locate which is the cause and then repaired from there.

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Thanks Pete

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I have driven the car all week with the new tyre aqnd it has not turned itself off so I will try to get it tested with a tyre pressure test tool. Can any tyre garage do this or is it specialist ?.How do I find out if the judder is a faulty wheel speed sensor ?

Usually this can be done by any tire shop as they will all have tire pressure test tools to check this.You can also have this done by any shop or dealer as well.

You would need to have the signals checked with a compatible scan tool to observe the wheel speed sensor signals when driving to see if one is sending a false signal needing replaced.

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Thanks Pete

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