Back story: 11/24 car was broken into. No exterior damage. Foreign object jammed into ignition switch. Tow truck lifted front wheels and drove off with the car in park. Filed claim with insurance and they took the car to the shop.
12/7 I get the car back. There’s still some interior damage and after a short drive awful whining from the rear that gets worse as I speed up. Took the car back.
12/17. I get the car back again and shop says rear differential is “shot” and not due to the vandalism and won’t be fixed.
The car never made that noise before. According to the manual, when towing the car must be in neutral and recommend that rear wheels be lifted of the ground.
- Could the tow have done the damage to the rear differential or is it where and tare?
- Is there anything to look for that would prove whether its where and tear or something that happens while at the shop?
Any help is greatly appreciated!