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.
Secure the vehicle on a level surface, making sure the car will not roll or lean when jacked up.
Using a tire iron, break loose the wheel lug nuts but do not remove. Raise the vehicle with a floor jack.
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.
Remove the wheel lug nuts. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
To deflate the tire, remove the Schrader valve from inside the valve stem.
Break the bead of the tire using a tire machine.
Remove the bad valve stem.
Install the new valve stem.
Inflate the tire to seat the bead. Set the tire pressure to manufacturer's recommendations.
Rebalance the tire/wheel assembly.
Re-install tire/wheel assembly on vehicle.
Torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specifications.
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