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car tire valve stem leak cost to fix?

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car tire valve stem leak cost to fix?

Hey, I noticed that for my tires. The valve stems where you stick the nozzle in to put more air in....it is wrinkly or crackly....if I try ibending it left or right, it will hiss out air...but leaving it alone won't let air out....I think it'll get worse over time...I noticed my rear tire was at 21psi most likely the tire i curb rashed a while back...i'm gonna fill it up...but anyways, if everything is fine should i leave it the way it is and just periodicly check on it over time....or should i get it fixed....how much does it cost to fix this problem with the valve stems?
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a 2 dollar tire valve, a shop to break the bead so you can replace the valve and inflate.
no need to remove the tire
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to have your stem replaced it should cost around $20-25 per tire
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simply tire does it for 12.50 i think
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if your in the markham area you can stop by
charge $10 flat and will check the balance of the tire
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5pecial_K78 wrote:
Oct 12th, 2011 6:09 pm
to have your stem replaced it should cost around $20-25 per tire

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That's about what it cost me to get it done at Wal Mart. Included re-balancing and the like. I had just come in off the highway last winter and found one of my tires was almost flat. The side of the stem had cracked.
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Could this be a sign of something worse to come if I don't get it fixed now? Is there a video that shows wut they do? Don't they have to remove the entire tire and take out the inner rubber and put a new one inside?

What if I go RFD style and just glue up the valve stems.....that should do it right?
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john widow wrote:
Oct 13th, 2011 1:27 pm
Could this be a sign of something worse to come if I don't get it fixed now? Is there a video that shows wut they do? Don't they have to remove the entire tire and take out the inner rubber and put a new one inside?

What if I go RFD style and just glue up the valve stems.....that should do it right?

The RFD way would not be using glue but silicone or a can of flat tire repair :facepalm:

Are you really such a cheapskate that you are willing to get stranded on the highway? the towing will probably cost you 150.00 if you don't have CAA or something. :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
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Charges varies between shops as they don't do this as often as changing tires. Last time I called JoyCity Tires in Markham they said $5.

They can replace the valve stem without taking the tire off the wheel. There is no need to re-balance since the tire is not taken off.
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It depends on the garage. My mechanic did it for $10, including a new valve stem.
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$5 at joycity tires. Went yesterday. Immediate service. No more than 5 minutes and I was on my way.
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john widow wrote:
Oct 13th, 2011 1:27 pm
Could this be a sign of something worse to come if I don't get it fixed now? Is there a video that shows wut they do? Don't they have to remove the entire tire and take out the inner rubber and put a new one inside?

What if I go RFD style and just glue up the valve stems.....that should do it right?
Yes, your tire going flat when you least expect it. Unmount the tire, break the bead, replace valve, reinflate, rebalance, remount and torque.
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daddymac wrote:
Aug 14th, 2015 2:22 pm
$5 at joycity tires. Went yesterday. Immediate service. No more than 5 minutes and I was on my way.
Was the tire taken off the car to change the valve stem?
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For $5 and 5 mins. that had to be just the valve core that needed replacing.

No need to raise the car and remove the wheel. Just reinflate making sure the bead seats correctly and balance is not affected.
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Asker123 wrote:
Aug 14th, 2015 4:20 pm
Was the tire taken off the car to change the valve stem?
No.
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