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My wheel fell off tonight! (archive)

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Posted by eric on October 06, 2000 at 23:58:51:

Just had the tow truck drop off my car, I'm very depressed, this is what happened.

I had noticed a vibrating feeling about 5 minutes before while I was on the freeway. Stopped at home to pick up something and started off again. The vibrating was getting a little worse, was only prominent over 35. 35 is the speed limit, so i tried to maintain that speed.

Was driving to church, when about a mile from my house, my right rear wheel flew off, and my car gradually came to a stop by skidding on the brake rotor and backing pannel.

when my car stopped, the wheel rolled by my car and onto somebody's yard. Luckily right when I got out, a cop pulled out of a residential area, and parked behind me. That is the first time I apreciated seeing a police officer.

My dad came with one of my old rims, we put that on, then rolled it onto a flatbed and took it home.

This is the dammage

Side skirt came off, the mounting tab on the very rear is broken, can this be fixed?

skuffs on the side of the rear bumber, should come off with wax

rear bumper poped out of it's mounting spot, the mounting bracket on the vehicle side is also broken, is this replacable, part #?

Brake rotor has a very small flat spot, I don't think it will need to be replaced

Brake backing plate is bent pretty badly, I think that needs to be replaced.

This really suck since I'll be without a car for a couple of days, However I'm glad that I was on a suface street and not the freeway, I would have a big problem if that was the case.

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