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One of my tires keeps losing air. Its not an overnight thing. usually i'll check the tire pressure every week or so, and this one tire seems to deflate slowly. How do I find where the leak is without having to throw the wheel in a tub?
 

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You can jack the car up so the tire can spin freely. Grab a little spray bottle, fill it up with 1/2 soad dish liquid and 1/2 water (or even a little less water). Slowly start spray every inch of the tire and look for bubbles, this will be very time consuming at this point you could have taken the wheel off and thrown it into a tub of water.

Or take it to a tire shop and let them do it and try to fix the leak, which should be done anyways for a mere $20-30.
 

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inphinit said:
One of my tires keeps losing air. Its not an overnight thing. usually i'll check the tire pressure every week or so, and this one tire seems to deflate slowly. How do I find where the leak is without having to throw the wheel in a tub?
Loosing air can be a couple of factors:

- loose/bad valve stem
- bad bead/seal between the tire/rim
- bad silicone seal between multi-piece rim

The best thing to do is the old tub of water trick.
 

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thanks for the replies, i'll check it out this weekend. I tried tightening the valve stem already. I hope it isn't a puncture... :-?
 

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i have the same problem but i found out that i have a bubble on my tire and is causing me to lose air :pissed: i just put more air in it everyday :crazy:
 

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mine slowly deflates, usually around a week or two before i notice that the tire is getting flat. That's why its strange to me. If it were a significant leak, i'd guess that i'd be filling up air everyday too...
 
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