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For anybody that's just dropping in I've been working off & on for 9 months to rebuild the front suspension of my RWD 04 Trailblazer. New upper & lower control arms, shock/strut, outer tie rods, stabilizer links, bearing hubs & brake pads. The 2nd side is together. I just put the wheel back on. Just gotta let it down off the jacks and torque a bunch of things and than I'm gonna attempt a DIY alignment.
The tire I just put on has been low and aired up twice. i just sprayed soapy water all over it and no bubbles anywhere. I'll air it up to pressure and try again tomorrow.
 

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Found it. You don't see or hear bubbles form at the leak. You spray around the rim and nothing. Wait several minutes and a foam appears at several places around the rim. The foam expands so slowly you can't see it growing. Rinse it off with more soapy water spray and look away for 5 minutes, look back, and there it is.
 

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The dreaded aluminum rim corrosion. Once it sets in, it's a never ending battle.
 
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