Flat tire. Lug wont budge. Call to tire shop who used gun when I told them not to. Guy comes out with gun. Wont budge. Breaker bar wont budge probably gonna break.
Tow to different shop.
Shop well get it off. Gun no go. Diesel 3500 pound torque gun - no go. Torch to heat it. No go. Torch to melt it. Rim melted first but the tire came off.
The wheel when I saw it in the trunk after picking up the car was destroyed. I expected that but the back of the rim was destroyed oddly. Like the lip of the rim was destroyed.
Spare is on, with new tire.
One day later. The very next day Im driving 55 mph and puh puh puh puh. Not a flat but the sound that a card makes in the spokes of a bicycle. I pull off both wheels and nothing. I do see a big dent in the shield around the caliper on the bottom. A dent that can only be made with wheel off.
Take it back to same shop we go for a ride. He immediately says center bearing on drive shaft. Puts on lift sound clearly coming from center area and sounds like something is hitting the heat shield.
$800 ballpark repair.
Question If the car was dropped could this ruin the center bearing? Is it odd that the bearing went out the very next day? No sound whatsoever prior. Possibly something stuck on the shaft?
The drive shaft goes into the rear differential. The differential has arms out to each wheel to provide drive.