How to Replace a Tire Valve Stem

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Tire Valve Stem . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Scraper
  • 3/8 in. Drive Torque Wrench
  • Valve Stems

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $23.61 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $93.70 parts and labor


  • Park the vehicle on a flat surface. Depending on the wheel of which you want to replace the tire valve stem, raise the vehicle accordingly. Support the vehicle on jack stands to ensure your safety.
  • You need to have a tire iron, socket or ratchet to remove the lug nuts holding the tire in place.
  • After removing the lug nuts, take the tire and wheel assembly away from the vehicle.
  • Take the Schrader valve positioned inside the valve stem out. This will inflate the tire.
  • With the help of tire machine, discard the bead of the tire.
  • Next, take the bad valve stem out and replace it with the new valve stem.
  • Inflate the tire keeping in view the manufacturer’s specifications for tire inflation. This will help the bead to seat properly in the tire.
  • Balance the tire and wheel assembly properly before installing them back onto the vehicle.
  • Install the wheel back onto the vehicle and secure the wheel with lug nuts.
  • Remove the jack stand and floor jack and lower the vehicle.

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