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Old 04-15-2003, 03:07 PM   #1
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Default Wheel/tire losing air, what to check?

I put 45psi into my tire yesterday and I'm down to 28psi today. Is there any way to check the wheel to see if it's cracked or maybe the valve stem? Is there a test that can be done at a tire/wheel place? Thanks
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Old 04-15-2003, 03:09 PM   #2
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yes they can 'test' it at a wheel tire place....

if there's a pin hole even, they'll find it... likely you just ran over some crap on the road, it happens... they can patch/repair it for a minimal fee...

but if i were you, i would not delay. get it taken care of now...

good luck..
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Old 04-15-2003, 03:17 PM   #3
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check to make sure there is nothing stuck in the bead of the tire, then (if possible) remove the wheel and inspect the tire carefully for anything lodges in it - nail/etc. Inflate the tire fully and put some soapy water around teh bead and anywhere that looks suspicious, if there is air leaking out it will create bubbles. This is the first thing they will do at the tire store if you take it in there and you can save yourself some tiem there if you at least give it a once-over and tell them either a) there is a hole and it's right here or b) you checked the tire with soap and could not find a leak. they, of course, may choose to ignore you and check anyways, but you can try.
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