Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, Wheels, tires, and maintenance in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Two weeks ago the RF tire on the STS gauged 3 psi low. Inflated it back to 32 psi. Today, ...
- 10-31-11 06:13 PM #1
Wheels, tires, and maintenance
Two weeks ago the RF tire on the STS gauged 3 psi low. Inflated it back to 32 psi. Today, during a trip of about 50 miles I noticed that it looked a tad low. Checked and it was at 25 psi. Home, jacked it up and pulled RF wheel/tire. Went to Western Auto and we found no nails or tire tread leaks.....BUT the inner wheel rim bead had 3 tiny leaks. Corrosion. We dismounted the tire, polished the rim beads, reseated the tire and did a Road Force balance. Just for grins, did the LF also. Did two runs to 120 an hour ago. Perfect.
("It can't happen to me................") Nothing beats a good dial pressure gauge as an early warning device...................TPMS is useless for normal maintenance checks.
+ Reply to Thread
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts
- PowerTorque Tools - Long Reach Pliers
Long Reach Pliers - 11" Straight Long Reach Pliers
- PowerTorque Tools - Tool Bag
Tool Bag - 15 InchMore on PowerTorque Tools - Tool Bag
- PowerTorque Tools - Flare Nut Wrench Set
Flare Nut Wrench Set - 3 Piece; SAE; Includes: 3/8" X 7/16", 1/2" X 9/16" & 5/8" X 11/16"