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Well, today isn’t my day. This month isn’t my month either it seems, haha. This morning I was on my way to where I usually park at the days I’m not working ( Living in my car currently, and starting to enjoy it honestly..aside from this issue currently ) and a loud growl starts coming from my front passenger wheel, I pull over and assess what it could possibly be…google the symptoms and everything points to my brake caliper being stuck.
So remaining optimistic, after getting all the information I could I go to take my passenger wheel off, its a 50% chance it’s fixable, and 50% chance I have to buy a new caliper etc first. Get one lugnut off, and on the second lug, my key snaps off and breaks…which should not be able to break like that under any circumstance.
If you don’t know what I mean by key, it’s a special socket designed to take off custom lock lug nuts so nobody can steal your wheels.
So now it’s Christmas day, nowhere is open. I need to hope that I can even find a tire shop tomorrow that has that specific lug nut key, and is even willing to give it to me…than if I luck out there and am able to get my wheel off, there’s still a chance I have to buy a new caliper with absolutely no money. To add insult to injury, I went to move my car slowly down the road to a public parking lot, and I now have almost no brake power at all. I was barely able to stop, so I’m hoping that is from the caliper being stuck, and not something bigger to deal with.
I would have some money at least to possibly be enough to fix it, but called in the one day I could have worked last week because a friend got mauled by a dog (it’s bad otherwise there’s no way I would call in) so there’s that to rub it in.
I talked to security that patrols the lot my car is in, and I’m ok to keep it there for 24-48 hrs MAXIMUM. But obviously won’t be able to stay in it like I have been when it’s running and driving, so I’ve got to figure something out for tonight and hopefully fix it by tomorrow.
Anything will help obviously, and would be willing to pay anyone back that is able to help out, with interest. This is my place to sleep and my transportation all in one, without it my options for working minimize extremely having to stay local.
Thanks for listening to some strangers problems on the internet, and super thank you to anyone that does help out.