|12-02-2012 08:24 PM|
|12-02-2012 07:09 PM|
|Riptide63||I had one that would only go flat when one particular section of the tire was facing down. 50 psi and soapy water finally found it.|
|12-02-2012 06:54 PM|
I had problems with a tire once and thought it was someone screwing around me I went out and baught a tire air compressor from 12 Volt Rechargeable Emergency Jumpstart System w/Air Compressor & Power Inverter RPAT715 - $119.09 : and only a daily basis it seemed like I was still adding air turns out it was a small crack on the inside wall of the tire near the rim.
|11-20-2011 04:07 PM|
Just got home about an hour ago. Jeep had been parked in the garage since early morning.... And same right front tire was flat. So, I know it is something non-random.
New brakes go on Tuesday. I will have them check it then
|11-17-2011 02:15 PM|
|jiminmanjr||Thanks for all the input. Man, I love this place!|
|11-16-2011 12:12 AM|
|Dr_Strangelove||Take it to a tire shop and have them look at it. I buy mine at Sams and get the lifetime warranty, it's well worth the $15.00 or whatever a tire.|
|11-15-2011 02:22 PM|
|11-15-2011 02:18 PM|
|beardown||happened to me too on a cross country trip, after one stop it was just completely flat, it was a bad valve stem, they were brand new tires and couldnt find a hole, i filled the tire and it felt fine, then i wiggled the valve stem and air started comming out pretty good, went to a discount tire and the replaced it for free in about 2 minutes|
|11-15-2011 02:03 PM|
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|11-15-2011 08:12 AM|
|Rayko||I keep a can of that flat tire stuff in the back. I haven't used it yet, hope I don't have to. I did need it on my Explorer once, worked great.|
|11-14-2011 11:22 PM|
|TJWenatchee||My dad once had a tire that kept going slowly flat but at varying rates. 3rd time to the tire shop they found rust where the valve stem passes through the wheel. They removed all four tires, sanded down the valve stem holes in all four wheels and put in new valve stems. Never a problem after that.|
|11-14-2011 06:50 PM|
|village idiot||I've had a tiny pebble lodged inside a valve stem cap that did exactly the same thing. Drove me nuts for a little while.|
|11-14-2011 06:31 PM|
|hambubba||I had a flattie that the tire shop tried to fix twice... they never found a leak. One of the mechanics happened to look in the valve stem plastic cap, and it had a plastic nub sticking down from the middle. It let its own air out!|
|11-14-2011 06:25 PM|
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|11-14-2011 01:30 PM|
|John in Vegas||
|11-14-2011 12:49 PM|
|czkarl||Like everyone else has said its probably a prankster but who knows... I once blew out a full size tractor tire with a push pin thumb tack....|
|11-14-2011 12:38 PM|
|Another Guy In A Jeep||Not sure, probably a kid.|
|11-14-2011 12:34 PM|
I've had issues with my rim being a tad corroded around the bead. Had it cleaned, ad it's held air ever since.
Just a thought if you live in a salty winter state.
|11-14-2011 12:12 PM|
Hmmm... appreciate all the input.
My Jeep was parked on the courthouse square, downtown. I guess someone could have monkeyed with it, but in daylight, with all the shoppers walking past, I'm not sure that is the answer.
I will try the soap-and-water. I need to have breaks put on in the next week or so, so I will have my tire guys check things then.
I've been over the tire more than once since the flat, and once took a magnet over it to try and find a "pull" some place. Nothing there either.
Thanks for the input!
|11-14-2011 11:39 AM|
random flat tires are usually caused by random crap thats in the road...nails, screws, bolts, spark plugs, metal debris, wood debris, etc.
look the tire over carefully, i'll be you find the culprit. today's tires are pretty good at sealing themselves off to let you get to a shop. I drove around for months & a few thousand miles with a 3" roofing nail in a tire, held air fine .
|11-14-2011 11:29 AM|
Did you recently go wheeling? I had an instance where I brushed my wheel hard against a tree root on a trail and soon afterward, someone was signaling to me that I had something sticking out of my tire. I stopped and got down and lo and behold, there was a nice piece of root that lodged itself in between my wheel and tire bead. Before I pull out the debris, I did manage to hear air coming out of the tire. Once I removed the offending root, the air stopped leaking and I continued to wheel.
When I aired up after wheeling, everything appeared to be fine. A week later, my tire was flat, apparently there were pieces of the root still lodged in between the bead and wheel and worked its way to creating a gap where air could escape. I guess the momentum and forces created during tire spin on the road was sufficient to work the wood back out on the bead for air to escape .
|11-14-2011 09:25 AM|
|jgorm||I've had that 2x on my back drivers tire. It was low and I filled it. It was fine for 2-3 weeks, then it was totally flat. I filled it up again, then spent 30 min trying to find a leak with soap +water, but got nothing. Its been holding air for about 2 months now. My thought is it was slipping a bead during hard cornering with the low pressure I run (25 psi). I bumped it to 35 psi the last time.|
|11-14-2011 09:24 AM|
|11-14-2011 09:17 AM|
Could be a bad down stim. I've had that issue before
|11-14-2011 09:08 AM|
|s14sh3r||I've seen tires that had a small nail in them that only leaked when parked a certain way.|
|11-14-2011 08:38 AM|
Another vote for an a-hole with no respect for other's property.
When I bought a new set of BFG MTs after I bought my jeep, some a-hole went through our neighborhood slashing tires. They got one of mine. Fortunately for me, the tires had a No questions asked replacement policy.
|11-14-2011 08:18 AM|
|InfernoGirl||Spray it with soapy water and look/listen for a leak. If you find nothing, and it continues to hold air, then I would suspect as Mr Mac said that it was a random act of a prankster.|
|11-14-2011 08:08 AM|
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