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My tire is not leaking but it won't fill up with air

My valve stem is fine. My tire is fine. I just cant get any pump to work and actually fill it up

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Ever watch a tire repair shop?

Many have a tub of water that they dunk the tire in to inflate and find the leak.

However I find it odd that you wrote you can't get any pump to work. Are the pumps bad? Why would you call the stem good? I've run into clogged ones. Did you replace it?

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another method

a squirt bottle with soapy water in it. Squirt all over the tire and bubbles will show where it's leaking. Especially check around the rim and tire bead.

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Thanks James.
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Valve stem

Hi, Jaenke; At the very least, you need the valve stem assembly replaced. More than likely, it is also the source of your leak. Believe me, after mounting and balancing tires for 50 years, I've seen just about everything. LOL.
Good luck.
Loren

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Just sharing a valve stem story and hack.

It's been years but for some reason one of my cars had leaky valve stems. Since I'm a avid DIY person I thought about it and installed a set of metal caps to the stems that had an O ring inside. While this didn't fix the real issue it saved me from having to change the valve and stem for years. The next set of tires and new valve stems did fix it but this did have me change my caps to better than the plastic things you get with the stems ever since those days.

Off to check my tire pressures as this reminds me I can't remember when I did it last.

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