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steveVa    Posted 11-30-2018 at 15:03:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Tire Mystery
  • Drove my F150 7 miles to local shopping area where I have a project.
    Worked on project for 4 hours. Went to start truck. Noticed that truck was leaning to the right. Right front tire is completely flat. Took flat tire off and could see no leaks or nails. Put spare on truck. Drove home.
    Put air in tire that went flat. Left all night and till noon today and tire holds air just fine. Put tire back on truck. Drove around for five minutes and still holding air just fine.
    Tires are not even a year old and have been fine till last evening.
    Any clue how this might happen??
    They are working on the road and there were a lot of rough spots and uneven pavement on the way to the shopping area.
    Can a tire get un-seated go flat and then be fine again when aired up???
    This is a new one on me... What do you guys think could happen??

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-01-2018 at 09:08:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Got many enemies? Mischievous kids? If in doubt, take it to a tire shop and have them check it out properly. Remember, it is only flat on the bottom so you can turn it around and use the other side... ; > ) (GRIN)

    Tim Daley(MI)

    lonestarjeff    Posted 11-30-2018 at 22:24:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I was thinking someone having fun with you, but could be a flaky valve.

    Steve-N-TN    Posted 11-30-2018 at 21:51:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Steve, Had a similar problem with a rear tire on my Farmall C doing almost the same thing. Would air it up and it would be fine for a day or two then it would go flat. Did this for a week or so. Turned out to be a valve core that was leaking. If yours goes flat again, might be worth a check.

    J52J    Posted 11-30-2018 at 15:35:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Back when I was a boy... A long time ago. A friend and I would let the air out of a persons tire with a stick. We didn't see any real harm in it. All the person had to do was pull out the hand pump and air it up again. We thought it was funny, I'm sure the owner didn't see the humor in it.

    J52J/Jess

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