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Ok thought I would asked this is here, My truck back home has some worn out tires so I decided to get some brand new ones, well I have a shop mount and balanced them about 3 weeks ago, well 2 weeks later my GF tells me my tire is flat to hell. WHAT THE F !!!!! its a brand new tire ? what the heck happen ?
what could have been the problem? now im debating on buying another tire or not ? Text Font Logo Graphics Brand Red
 

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Some shops are shady and reuse valves from prior customers
 

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Well its sitting on a jack stand at home so hopefully it wont kill the tire but, na her dad looked up and down he said and didnt find anything nail or anything.
 

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i would not replace the tire over a leak. find the leak and fix it. tell your girl to keep it on the road and not the shoulder
 

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soap and water will find the leak every time
 

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Ya I was thinking of that to when to get home, also I think im gonna get a spare tire anyway I dont have one lol.
 

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i need a spare myself
 

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What, you didn't like my answers in your other thread?


Have it checked out before you replace it.
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It could be a small pinhole leak caused by a thorn or nail or staple....some times you run over stuff and it doesn't stay in the tire.

Majority of the time when you get nails and screws they stay in the tire and leak very, very slowly.

Prime example...on Thursday we got a 12" long 5/8" thick spike through our uni-loader tire. Didn't even know it was there till one of my guys saw it on Friday morning and it hadn't lost much if any air. I had to use 2 plugs on that one :D
 

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It might also be leaking from the rim. I have seen tire shops install new tires without cleaning the bead surface of the rim. Sometimes the old tire will leave crap on the rim causing a poor seal. Have them get the tire off and lay it on the ground. Sparay around the rim with some soap and water. They should also remove the cap from the valve stem and do the same to it.
 

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Yes definatly check the bead of the tire I have seen so many aluminum rims leak due to poorly cleaned rims
 

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It could be a small pinhole leak caused by a thorn or nail or staple....some times you run over stuff and it doesn't stay in the tire.

Majority of the time when you get nails and screws they stay in the tire and leak very, very slowly.

Prime example...on Thursday we got a 12" long 5/8" thick spike through our uni-loader tire. Didn't even know it was there till one of my guys saw it on Friday morning and it hadn't lost much if any air. I had to use 2 plugs on that one :D
I ran a truck for over 20K with a screw in the tire. It hit in the groove, when I saw it I grabbed a screwdriver and ran it all the way down. About six months later I was having to stop every other day for air. Pulled the screw out, put some silicone on it and ran it back in the hole. When I checked air once a week I had to adjust it just like the rest.
 

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Aluminnum rims are bad for leaking at the rim , over time they corode and you get a slow leak. The problem with this idea is you had new tires put on the truck, the shop should have cleaned the rim and installed a new valve stem in the rim.

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Found out its a cracked and Ive sent it back so I will be getting a new rim here soon :rockwoot:
 
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