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Cracked Wheel?????

I have a tire that keeps going low on air pressure so I had my wife take it buy a Discount Tire to see what the problem was and to get it fixed, but they told her that they could not fix it becasue it appeared to be leaking form the face of the WHEEL on the lug side of the lip where the weight goes. These are factory wheels so I am trying to figure out what I should do until I am able to buy new ones. Any thought or suggestions? My biggest question is how do you crack an aluminum wheel in that location?
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My biggest question is how do you crack an aluminum wheel in that location?
Hitting a curb could do it.

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Hitting a curb could do it.
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Any thought or suggestions? My biggest question is how do you crack an aluminum wheel in that location?
My first suggestion, as long as the crack is not a structural issue, would be to put some sealant in there but that is not always the best idea. I think the reason these wheels crack is because it is cast aluminum.

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i did that to my old set of wheels.

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That makes since but it is like a hair line fracture and there has not been any curb hits on the wheel since we bought it back in April. This leak also just showed up a few weeks ago.
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That makes since but it is like a hair line fracture and there has not been any curb hits on the wheel since we bought it back in April. This leak also just showed up a few weeks ago.

As long as you did not "hit" anything to cause the crack, pretty much ALL of the wheel manufacturers have a lifetime structural warranty. Take it to the dealer and if they claim it is not a warranty item, ask for the wheel manufacturer's contact information. Or, call that Discount Tire and ask if they can get a hold of a "take off" wheel for you. I have seen wheels start leaking after being on a vehicle for years. If no one seems to be able to help you, PM me!
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Got the leak figured out and it was not the wheel. Went to a Wal-Mart and they found a nail in the read that got hidden behind the rubber so that you can't see it.
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That's good news, cheaper to fix then a new rim.



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My first suggestion, as long as the crack is not a structural issue, would be to put some sealant in there but that is not always the best idea. I think the reason these wheels crack is because it is cast aluminum.
Just an FYI. Stay away from sealants. It screws with the TPS. Had to replace one for $105.00.
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