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Cat Eye Troubleshooting

Cat Eye Troubleshooting

PROBLEM


Air Leaks

INSPECTION


Bubble test

CORRECTIVE ACTION


1. Bubble test to locate leak
2. If leak is located at one of the hose fittings: First remove the fitting and inspect the tire stem for damage or debris. Repair or replace as necessary. Inspect the seal material (inside fitting) for damage. Replace seal or hose if needed.
3. If the leak is located at the base of the gauge, remove the hose or air inlet valve and apply thread sealant liberally to the threads and replace
4. If leak is located at one of the hose crimps, return the hose to Link for repair or replacement.
5. If the leak is located at the Cat’s Eye central airing point, replace the valve core or order a replacement air inlet valve.


“Eye” does not close when tires are at correct pressure

Check Pressure with Gauge

1. Check to see that the Cat’s Eye gauge is the correct pressure rating for your application
2. Remove the fitting from the tire stems and check the air pressure in each tire.
3. Inspect both tire stems by depressing the valve core to ensure that there is no air blockage.
4. Inspect tire stem threads for imperfections. Repair the threads with thread repair tool.


“Eye” does not open when tires have lost pressure

Depress the valve core at the central airing point and check for “eye” movement or remove the hose end fitting from the outside tire.

1. Check to see that the Cat’s Eye gauge is the correct pressure rating for your application
2. If the “eye” does not open when one of the hose ends has been removed from the tire stem, call Link to determine the method of repair or replacement.