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      07-06-2007, 10:33 AM   #1
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Need quick response - nail in tire

This morning i got a huge nail in my front right tire, its actually almost like a bolt. There is about a half of an inch stil sticking out. I dont know if the other end is touching the rim. Is it ok to pull the nail out. I have the sport package run flat tires. I was going to pull the nail out, go get lunch, come home and then go to the dealer to get it replaced. Thanks.
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You never pull an object from the tire.

Check your pressure. If it is still at acceptable level, drive to the nearest tire shop and see if they can plug it. If not, you'll need a new tire.
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      07-06-2007, 10:35 AM   #3
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dont pull it out...your tire will definitely go flat..LOL. Well, maybe you should..then you could drive on the runflat and go to the dealer to get another tire for a zillion dollars.
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sounds like u got it stuck in the sidewall.. if that is the case u are entitled to a NEW tire.
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pull it out, try to drive on it, if it doesnt work then take off ur wheel and bring it to the shop... either way u need a new tire.
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Can you feel the screw hitting your rim at every rotation the tire makes? Dont pull it out. let a shop/dealership do it
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Keep driving it until you reach a tire shop. Make use of those run flats. Or you can shoot a can of fix a flat sealant into it. The tire is shot anyways.
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Well, i ended up pulling it out because it was making a funny noise while i was driving. As soon as i pulled it out all the air was deflated but they are run flats so it was ok. I got the car to the dealer and thankfully i had the tire warranty. The bill came out to 400 dollars for 1 front tire. Thanks for the help.
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tire should be free under warranty
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Wow, $400 for one tire? And I thought I was paying a lot when I paid $500 for a set of 4 tires.

Rule of thumb is you should not plug a tire up if the puncture is on the sidewall or within .5" of the sidewall.

I have fixed holes in my tires before and ran them fine without problems. Depending on how well you patched it, you can probably even run it the entire length of its life just fine.
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