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Old 11-20-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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How to change tire valve stem?

The valve stem on my right front tire got cross-threaded somewhere along the way and I ruined a tire pressure sensor trying to coax it on. I got one of those little tire tools that has four arms (only two of which I have any idea what they do) one arm of which I was told might straighten out the threads... like a tool-and-die die. But, it didn't.

Does the tire have to be removed to replace the valve stem? It looks like the stem can just be removed with a wrench and replaced... is that so? It also appears that all the air will be released when the valve stem is changed. I plan to take it to a tire store to have it done.

Can anyone enlighten me as to the process of replacing the valve stem?

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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Take it to the tire store. Valve stems are inserted from the inside area of rim. Have installer explain what has to be done with the valve stem. Tire will have to be 'broken down' from rim bead to access back side of valve stem.

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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I believe the stem needs to be installed from the inside of the rim, and locked in place with the nut you see on the outside. (Along with rubber seals.) The tire will need to be removed to do it. Well probably not removed, but the seal to the rim will need to be broken and resealed afterward. A tire shop project, not a DIY. Should be relatively cheap. Mobile tire repair guys can do it too, if they have the stem you need with them, not quite as cheap.
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