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So I noticed driver side rear tire low today while at work (03 NBC w OEM alloys). I get home and attempt to pump it up w my compressor but it won't take air or give a reader on the guage. I assume the stem core is messed up so head off to auto parts store and buy a new valve stem core and removal tool.
Assumption is I will remore stem core and lose all air, replace and inflate. Makes sense so far right?
I remove the core carefully in anticipation of a rush of air and....nothing. No a bit of air comes out with the core completely removed so I assume must be some crud in the stem impeding flow so I use compressor to blow it out. No change. I carefully insert a long then rod in the stem to free debris=nothing. I agai take compressor with rubber tip and attempt to inflate-it goes up a bit then leaks back out to point I started but no lower. At this point I install the new core and attempt to inflate to no avail. I am at a loss here. My only guess is previous owner used fix-a-flat or something and gummed it up to a self sealing state. If so how do you inflate to desired pressure?

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FixAFlat is some nasty stuff once it sets up. The tire will probably need to be dismounted, and cleaned out. Tire shops hate the stuff.:D
 

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Definately put one of the cores back in and take it to a tire shop. A new stem, and probably a real fix of the tire is in order.

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