Maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, etc.
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While searching all over the tire for a leak it turns out it's my valve stem leaking! I'm looking at replacing it, is this an item I can purchase from an auto place or something I need to order?
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You can even get it at Walmart. Just go to the tire repair section in automotive (where the slime and other tire stuff is) and you will find them. I suspect you'll have to either break the bead or remove the tire to install it. It pushes through from the inside of the rim. They are cheap, too.
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It may simply be the core of the valve that needs replacing. You do not have to remove the tire to repair. You will need to buy the cores (usually come in a pack of 4) and the little valve core tool (it has a forked end that grabs the core and you simply unscrew it out and screw back in a new core). Total cost is maybe $8. Simple 2 minute job that usually works.