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Hey guys, I need your help, a couple days ago I mounted my new tires at work(I work at a speed shop, not a tire shop) and accidently over-tightened my valve stem in my driver side tire, now it is slowly leaking air, how can I get that da** thing out of there so I can install a new one. Thank you very much in advance for your help!
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sorry, I also forgot to include that me over tightening it caused the little stem on the top to snap off, that's why I can't get the standard valve stem tool on it. Thanks again!
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Don't the stems just slip in from the inside of the rim? Could you un-mount the tire and replace the entire valve dohicky? (technical term there)


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Here's what you are going to have to do.

1. Let all the air out of the tire.
2. Either push the tire down or demount it.
3. Use a pair of pliers and pull the bad valve stem out.
4. put a new valve stem in
5. put everything back together

that should be about it....


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FIG has it right. All you need to to is break the top bead and push the tire down like he said, then cut the butt off the valvestem and pull it out. . . but good luck breaking that bead.
I work at a tire shop, and have to do this alot, and there is really no way (that i know of) to break the bead without the machine. Once it's set, it's set. Not ever with 2 people and prybars can we get the apart.
I would recommend taking it to a tire place. they should do it for free in about 2 minutes.

(there is one other way, but you risk messing up your wheel. Deflate the tire, then drive a car onto one side of the tire (NOT THE WHEEL!!). The pressure will break the bead loose)

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You can break the bead with a tire machine, or you can do it the junk yard way. Drive another car over the tire. hahah so simple. I learned that from an old timer junk yard guy.

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