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post #1 of 21 Old 01-29-2013, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Help me find a tire leak

I was flat towing a new project last night and noticed the handling started feeling a little odd. I think I might have a slow leak in one of the tires. Can anyone help me locate it by picture?



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post #2 of 21 Old 01-29-2013, 01:17 PM
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is it under the orange strap?
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post #3 of 21 Old 01-29-2013, 01:49 PM
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Is the bead not seated correctly?

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Well, obviously you are lucky to be alive right now it being a Firestone tire. Iím surprised the towed vehicle didnít flip over as it became engulfed in a huge fireball!
Just imagine it pulling you and your tow vehicle down a gigantic cliff.

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post #5 of 21 Old 01-29-2013, 02:09 PM
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It looks like a valve stem to me
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post #6 of 21 Old 01-29-2013, 02:12 PM
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It is obvious that the wheel has a lot of holes in it. I suggest you start there.

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My issue was I couldn't get the balls centered. I had to use some extra force to get everything lined up right. It didn't take me long.


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No, the tire itself looks fine... Maybe a rusted rim?

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It is obvious that the wheel has a lot of holes in it. I suggest you start there.
I highly doubt that's the problem.

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post #9 of 21 Old 01-29-2013, 02:35 PM
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Your stem cap is off ,that's your problem.
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post #10 of 21 Old 01-29-2013, 02:38 PM
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This should do the trick...

He has to find the hole before he can patch the hole.

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Oops! I clearly was looking for the solution before the cause was found.

I find that filling a spray bottle with soapy water and spraying it on the tire reveals the leak. If it works as well for you as it does for me, you should find the sneaky leak in no time!

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post #13 of 21 Old 01-29-2013, 03:58 PM
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Throw it in the bath tub. Look for bubbles.

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CAn of fix a flat and you dont need to worry about finding the hole.
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CAn of fix a flat and you dont need to worry about finding the hole.
This. Might need two cans, though. That's a big tire.

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