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      05-14-2012, 01:30 AM   #1
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Tire losing air can't find the problem please help.

Hello guys, one of my tire is losing air slowly and I can't find where the air is leaking.

1.Took off the wheel, checked for nails .etc there was nothing.
2. I spray soap water around the tire didn't see any air bubble

The only thing I could think of is the tpms.

Any ideas ?

Thanks in advance guys.
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      05-14-2012, 07:48 AM   #2
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Make sure the wheel doesn't have a hairline crack anywhere. Also make sure the valve stem is screwed in all the way.........Phil
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Check the valve stem to make sure it is sufficiently tight. Also, make sure the inner core is tightened.

If you sprayed soap and water and didn't find bubbles on the rim or the tire, chances are the bead of the tire is destroyed. This is often a result of a poor installation of the tire.

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Sometimes the wheel or tire only leaks when the weight of the vehicle is on it, or at a certain point in its rotation. A very slight bend in the wheel, for example, could cause a less-than-perfect seal that would let out small amounts of air as the tire rolled. I think, though it was never proven, that this was behind a slow leak I had a few years back. That sort of thing can be really hard to isolate.
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Thank you guys, I found the problem. Looks like someone stabbed with a little knife.
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Stabbed with a knife??
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Stabbed with a knife??
Yea, the size of a switch modular pocket knife.

Also had nails ( brand new, clean ) set up under my tires few times, this was at the gym parking lot and bar parking lot. lucky I check under my tires every time before I drive my car. I can imagine people who drives even better cars like Ferrari and Lambo

Lots of hater around here I guess.
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Yea, the size of a switch modular pocket knife.

Also had nails ( brand new, clean ) set up under my tires few times, this was at the gym parking lot and bar parking lot. lucky I check under my tires every time before I drive my car. I can imagine people who drives even better cars like Ferrari and Lambo

Lots of hater around here I guess.
I came into my lot last night... on the side people dump garbage .. whole bunch of old rusty screws and nails were on the floor.. heard like a crunch sound..stopped and checked all tires..luckliy nothing stuck in the tires....

Dont know if it was intentional or someone throwing out old crap out but I was seriously pissed and ended up picking up like 30 assorted nails and screws off the ground....douches everywhere
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I came into my lot last night... on the side people dump garbage .. whole bunch of old rusty screws and nails were on the floor.. heard like a crunch sound..stopped and checked all tires..luckliy nothing stuck in the tires....

Dont know if it was intentional or someone throwing out old crap out but I was seriously pissed and ended up picking up like 30 assorted nails and screws off the ground....douches everywhere
You are every nice for picking it all up.

Lot of asshole around, had a guy told me at a bar once : " I hate people with nice cars, every time I see nice cars I just want to run it over with my truck." these people need
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Put ur ear to the tpms. This happened to me.
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Put ur ear to the tpms. This happened to me.
Did you even read the thread?
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Put ur ear to the tpms. This happened to me.
Did you even read the thread?
Lmbo... Which way did he go.. Which way did he go George.... Duh
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