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How-to » Preventive Maintenance » Tires & Misc. » How to Replace a Tire Valve Stem
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace a Tire Valve Stem

PARTS
  • Valve Stems
TOOLS
  • Scraper
STEPS
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Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Secure the vehicle on a level surface, making sure the car will not roll or lean when jacked up.
2
Using a tire iron, break loose the wheel lug nuts but do not remove. Raise the vehicle with a floor jack.
3
Secure the vehicle with a jack stand before starting any work. The pinch welds and the frame are the two best locations. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.
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4
Remove the wheel lug nuts. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
5
To deflate the tire, remove the Schrader valve from inside the valve stem.
6
Break the bead of the tire using a tire machine.
7
Remove the bad valve stem.
8
Install the new valve stem.
9
Inflate the tire to seat the bead. Set the tire pressure to manufacturer's recommendations.
10
Rebalance the tire/wheel assembly.
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Re-install tire/wheel assembly on vehicle.
12
Torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specifications.
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