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Tire valve leaking, how to repair?

Sorry for the newb question but my tire valve is leaking at the tip (seems like it's not seating itself properly) at the valve core (not sure of the terminology, Shrader valve?). How can I repair this? Do I simply purchase an automotive tire vavle removal tool:

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...1772&ppt=N0639

Unscrew the valve core, remove, and screw in a new valve core? If so, what valve core will fit? Do I take it to any automotive store or is there a specific one I need?

OR, do I need to remove the front tire, unbead the tire and remove from the wheel, and replace the entire valve from within?
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Get whatever the cheapest tool is you can find. I have some free metal ones that came with a cap on one end & the tool on the other. The stems cores are standard, just release the air, screw the old one out, screw the new one in.
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Re: Tire valve leaking, how to repair?

You can replace or try to tighten the schrader valve. It should take a minute and I couldn't see a shop charging for it. They probably have a billion schrader valves on their tire machine. If it still leaks get a new valve stem. 90 degree ones are great.
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Re: Tire valve leaking, how to repair?

Try just tightening the schrader valve first. If that doesn't work, then just put a new one in. They have a little o ring on them. If a new one doesn't do the trick, then you will need an entirely new valve stem which consist of dismounting the tire. While you're replacing the stem you might as well get some bolt on angled stems. Motomummy has the bridgeport angled stems for 17 shipped. It makes checking pressure on the front a whole lot easier.

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Re: Tire valve leaking, how to repair?

You can go to any automotive store and get a stem removale tool and a shrader valve for under $5.
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Re: Tire valve leaking, how to repair?

It was a $2 fix: buy valve core removal tool and tighten up the loose valve core. Thanks all!
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It was a $2 fix: buy valve core removal tool and tighten up the loose valve core. Thanks all!
If it loosens again, just replace it.
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