tire valve

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bobcatnj, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    i have a leak on a tire valve on a walkbehind. are they easy to replace? how do you replace them?
  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Valve stem removal tool...

    Any of these work fine, though I have one that actually has a screwdriver type handle on it. You can find anything like this at just about any store.

  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    And if its the rubber valve that is in the rim that is leaking...the outer part...with out buying a fair price tool....I would just go to a tire dealer and have it replaced for a few bux

  4. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    what you do is break the tire off the bead( leave tire on rim) take a knife and cut the part of the stem off that is inside tire to remove, place new stem into hole, use "T" shaped tool pictured above, screw it onto threads of stem, make a loop of small rope and loop it under the arm of the tool, pull on the rope and it will pop into place.
  5. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    thanks for the info. i'll see what happens over the weekend

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