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Tire Bead Leak

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by shucker1, June 14, 2019 at 6:15 PM.

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  1. shucker1

    shucker1 Elite Explorer

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    Anyone have suggestions on fixing a tire bead leak on an aluminum rim?

    Not bad, just a sizzle area about 1" long on the inboard edge of the bead.

    The counter clowns at Goodyear are telling me I need a new rim. The guy started going on about stress fractures in the rim until I told him what I know.

    Horse Feathers!

    Have them pull the tire off and use a scotch-brite pad on the bead area to get the crud off is all I can think of.
     
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    Bead sealer, any tire shop should know about it. Got to hit the bead surface on the rim with a knotted wheel on a grinder to clean up oxidation first.
     
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