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Unread 07-17-2012, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default Tire valve stems?

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I have a 2001 PT Cruiser with 16" chrome rims on it. I'm having trouble keeping vale stems from leaking! As we speak. IT'S VALVE STEM NO 9!!!

One tire guy said that rubber doesnt go with chrome, so I need new rims!!

Another guy said the other guy didn't clean around the rim good enought, But now his is leaking!!

At $18-$28 a crack, This is really teeing me off!!

Any ideas on this leaky situation would be appreciated.

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Unread 07-17-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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I suspect your aftermarket wheels are not made to the standard spec for the area around the valve stem hole, unless.... just one wheel leaking? If so it's likely corrosion around the hole. Very common and you cannot stop it. They could use some tire bead sealant on the stem before they install it.
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all 4 have the same problem. I've seen the inside of the wheels and they look clean! I am going to attemt replacing this one myself if I can get the bead broke. I'll let ya know how it go's.

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