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Old 05-12-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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Else where in another post about tire pressure, someone suggested removing the tire cover to get at the valve. How do you remove the cover? Mine has the little t-wrench (looks about 1 1/4 inch hex head). Two of the lugs are marked and I assume those are the ones to remove but I can't get them to budge. The little wrench is a joke. There is no way to put any torque on it, the rod coming from the socket and the handle are made of really flimsy steal. Is there a trick to it or something?
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Else where in another post about tire pressure, someone suggested removing the tire cover to get at the valve. How do you remove the cover? Mine has the little t-wrench (looks about 1 1/4 inch hex head). Two of the lugs are marked and I assume those are the ones to remove but I can't get them to budge. The little wrench is a joke. There is no way to put any torque on it, the rod coming from the socket and the handle are made of really flimsy steal. Is there a trick to it or something?
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:02 PM   #3
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The "little joke wrench" works just fine with mine (I've used it to remove my wheel covers many times without breakage), but maybe someone torqued yours down too tight and you may need something stronger to get them off the first time. After that, they only need to be snugged down, not hauled on as yours must have been.
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Gary is correct...if those lugs have been tightened too much you can actually bend your T-wrench to the point where it may be useless. I would suggest using a socket (sorry I don't remember the size) to get the lugs off the first time and then just snugging them back on with your T-wrench. That worked for me.

Also, if you look at your neighborhood RV supply store you can get tire stem extenders that are curved so that they can be accessed without removing the wheel covers. I have used those in the past but make sure you periodically check you tire pressure to make sure the extenders aren't leaking slowly.
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:29 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Carnles:

Also, if you look at your neighborhood RV supply store you can get tire stem extenders that are curved so that they can be accessed without removing the wheel covers. I have used those in the past but make sure you periodically check you tire pressure to make sure the extenders aren't leaking slowly. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yes I got some 135 degree bended valve stems and they work fine. I was just curious about removing the tire cover, as I wasn't able to budge it with the t-wrench. The last thing I want is to be a long way from any where and not be able to get the tire cover off. I think the biggest socket I currently own is 1 inch. Maybe a trip to Harbor Frieght?
THanks to both you and Gary for your help.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Indy Itasca:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Carnles:

Also, if you look at your neighborhood RV supply store you can get tire stem extenders that are curved so that they can be accessed without removing the wheel covers. I have used those in the past but make sure you periodically check you tire pressure to make sure the extenders aren't leaking slowly. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yes I got some 135 degree bended valve stems and they work fine. I was just curious about removing the tire cover, as I wasn't able to budge it with the t-wrench. The last thing I want is to be a long way from any where and not be able to get the tire cover off. I think the biggest socket I currently own is 1 inch. Maybe a trip to Harbor Frieght?
THanks to both you and Gary for your help.
Bruce </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I believe it is a 1 1/16" socket to fit my cover nuts.
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