I know you guys are going to crucify me, still, I need some wisdom.
Against all advice, to save $350, I decided to install ReadyMount suspension assemblies on the car. 3 installs went without any issue and I was pretty happy to be able to do it. Then sh*t happened. While trying to torque front passenger side assembly strut at 20ft lb, the bolt broke off.
I decided to reinstall the old suspension assembly and while aligning the bolt and the hole, due to the weight I pushed it a little harder (and was also tired due to the heat). I didn’t notice that the old assembly’s mount nut has come off. When I tried to torque it, 2 out of 3 just kept spinning. I tried to use the pliers to hold the bolt so that I could tighten it using an open wrench but that area is pretty tight and couldn’t get pliers fit in there.
So currently, it looks like this. The arrowed nuts are the ones those are loose and keep spinning when I try to tighten it.
The mechanic has agreed to fix the broken bolt of the new assembly and put it on the car. The issue, I need to drive abt half a mile to his place. My question is, do I tow it or I can drive slowly to his place?
should I install the new assembly with 2 nuts well secured so that he can pull it off to fix the third one?
What is easiest for him to work with and safe for me to drive to his place?
Thanks in advance.