I have not been on here for quite sometime, but I need some help/suggestions!
On our '05 base vibe, the wheels are STUCK to the hubs! Had three new tires put on, not 4 because I am missing a stud on the front left. So after getting the car back I decided I would just move a new tire to that position myself and the old tire to a position with all 5 studs and get it replaced the next day.
However the car had another plan! Tried to remove the left rear (with new tire) but the wheel is stuck, tried to loosen it with a rubber mallet, did not budge! Remember they JUST put it on an hour ago. Fine, move to the front of the car, just swap left for right... Tried removing the left front first (old tire and broken stud), again did not come off with a rubber mallet. "I give up!" Putting the wheel nuts back on, ANOTHER STUD SNAPS OFF!!!!!
My Dad suggested that they were torqued too much and that I should take it back to them to use the correct torque speck.
So, now what do I do?!?!?!