How to Remove the Valve From Tubeless Tires
- 1). Deflate the tire. The tire must be deflated before proceeding with valve removal for safety reasons and because the air pressure will prevent the valve removal.
- 2). Separate the tire from the rim. The tire does not need to be removed, but it needs to be moved over enough to access the inner side of the valve.
- 3). Use a wrench to unscrew the retaining nut, if there is one on the valve. Many valves do not have a retaining nut, but some do.
- 4). Push the valve inward into the tire area of the wheel rim, if it is not a threaded hole. If the valve does not push in easily, use a lubricant like dish soap to loosen the connection. Do not use an oil-based lubricant because residue can break down the rubber grommet used to seal the connection. If the valve is not being reused, a gentle tapping on the valve tip with a hammer can loosen the valve. Do not hammer any harder than gently because you can cause damage to the wheel rim.
- 5). Unscrew the valve, if it is mounted in a threaded valve hole. If the valve is not being reused, use a pair of pliers to unscrew the valve. Otherwise, use a valve stem tool to connect to the valve and unscrew it from the valve hole. Push the valve inward into the tire area of the wheel rim once the valve is fully unscrewed.
- 6). Remove the valve once it has been pushed into the tire area of the wheel. If replacing the valve, check if it is a low-pressure or high-pressure valve and use the same type of replacement valve.