Slow tire leak - Honda Accord Forum - Honda Accord Enthusiast Forums


Tires & Wheels What wheels are you rollin' around on? Discuss wrapping your rims in here.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-03-2018, 10:36 AM
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 6
Default Slow tire leak

Hello: I have a 2010 Civic EX-L and have lately been experiencing slow tire leaks,currently in both the driver's side tires. On occasion,the shop has found a screw/nail in the tread,but most of the time they have sanded the rim,and that was it. I soon have leaking again. What could be causing these leaks besides punctures? Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-03-2018, 06:41 PM
JimBlake's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 16,788
Default

I assume you have alloy rims, based on the year 2010??

When they "sanded" the rim, did they apply sealant around it? I've had this done once or twice for corrosion around the bead of a rim, and the tire shop put some kind of black rubber stuff (like glue??) around the bead.

Another possibility that you can check out is the valve stem. Open the cap & use soapy water to check whether you get air bubbles through the valve. A new valve core is like a dollar & easy to replace. Air bubbles around the base of the valve stem means it leaks there. Got TPS sensors? Either way it probably needs the tire removed in order to replace the whole stem.

Anyway, I'm moving this over to the Tire/Wheel section.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-04-2018, 09:47 AM
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimBlake View Post
I assume you have alloy rims, based on the year 2010??

When they "sanded" the rim, did they apply sealant around it? I've had this done once or twice for corrosion around the bead of a rim, and the tire shop put some kind of black rubber stuff (like glue??) around the bead.

Another possibility that you can check out is the valve stem. Open the cap & use soapy water to check whether you get air bubbles through the valve. A new valve core is like a dollar & easy to replace. Air bubbles around the base of the valve stem means it leaks there. Got TPS sensors? Either way it probably needs the tire removed in order to replace the whole stem.


Anyway, I'm moving this over to the Tire/Wheel section.
My car is too old for TPS sensors,and yes,I have alloy rims.I am not sure what they did after sanding the rims,I will ask when I take the car in yet again on Saturday. Funny,a leaking valve stem was the cause of one of the past leaks,and I will check the tires later today for valve leakage. Thanks for you input!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-04-2018, 03:49 PM
JimBlake's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 16,788
Default

The majority of my own experience with slow leaks, is bits of metal or glass embedded in the tread. Verified by using soapy water & looking for bubbles.

Sometimes it takes awhile for that stuff to work through the tire & cause a leak. So you drive through a patch of broken glass, all on one side of the car, and after a few days you get a leak. Fix that, & wait for the next little bit of glass to make it through.

It's a real PITA, but take off the wheel & go around the tread poking at everything stuck in the tread. You may be surprised to find a few more pieces of glass that will take another week or so to get deep & cause a leak.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-05-2018, 10:18 AM
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimBlake View Post
The majority of my own experience with slow leaks, is bits of metal or glass embedded in the tread. Verified by using soapy water & looking for bubbles.

Sometimes it takes awhile for that stuff to work through the tire & cause a leak. So you drive through a patch of broken glass, all on one side of the car, and after a few days you get a leak. Fix that, & wait for the next little bit of glass to make it through.

It's a real PITA, but take off the wheel & go around the tread poking at everything stuck in the tread. You may be surprised to find a few more pieces of glass that will take another week or so to get deep & cause a leak.
Thanks,Jim. I will ask them to check for this when I take the car in on Saturday. It is too damned cold here to do anything myself,-22C,and I park in an unheated garage.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Overheating & Slow Leak from Radiator '97 Honda Accord LX florida General Tech Help 5 01-24-2015 03:42 PM
does my tire leak, do i have a bead leak, or is it caused by corrosion? EBK142 Tires & Wheels 2 07-20-2009 10:10 AM
slow leak streetwise General Tech Help 2 12-19-2008 03:29 PM
FS "Tire garage" from Tire Rack $40 bucks Stoenr PRIVATE For Sale / Trade Classifieds 3 03-29-2008 10:23 PM
Anyone use "no leak" or "stop Leak" engine liquid sealers to stop engine leaks? xaznxeclipsex General Tech Help 7 09-28-2007 03:05 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Advertising

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:10 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.