In this video I help out a guy who just got tires put on at another shop. Shortly after that he was driving down the highway and the front wheel fell off! The damage wasn't to bad and it could have been a whole lot worse. -Enjoy!
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48 thoughts on “Subaru lost a wheel on the highway!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Graney sr. says:

    I hope you checked the other three wheels.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack O'Neill says:

    No torque wrench for the lug nuts?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gerry B says:

    Hi Eric i know the video I'm watching is three years old but i was wondering where you got the Tool " A bit stronger than me" at 15.46 The Big Red Bar Thingy majig was it a Walmart or a local car parts store i would be grateful if you could help as it would help me to do the similar jobs you had to do as a bar on its own can be a bit tricky Your channel is great step by step things to avoid very helpful i have loads of video's to catch up on as i only found yours as Youtube forwarded it to my list of channels of interest today as i also watch "Rainman Ray's Repairs" I hope you have a great day stay safe & keep your video's coming I will catch up as i find them addictive Cheers Gerry.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ed Ames says:

    Just basic stuff for a technical of your abilities

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Price says:

    Pretty small town there to support you…, do you get alot outa town business? I live in a small town and repair Electronics, if it wasnt for Navy Retirement and the Gvts gracious support of taxes paid in, ida moved long ago…

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Rosenkvist says:

    Impresst of you so Good meckanik sorry for My English cant so mutch . Thomas in Sweden

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Maynes says:

    so someone never tightened lugs

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken Davis says:

    You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russiais1 says:

    It’s crazy when that happens tire flew off my car doing 80 on the highway lmao

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jerry Hatrick says:

    Stoopidoos don't like their lugs overtightened at all.
    Had three studs pop off on me in out the n Vermont once. After 6 at night luckily this tiny Habib store with a garage attached happen to have nice people and 2 lug studs for a supadoo.
    What's the chances?
    Lmao.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Joyce says:

    You blew the stop sign at the left turn

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bourbon Renewal says:

    my subie dust shield has made that same noise too

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Resendiz says:

    anybody wonder why the wheel fell off????

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Dyer Sr says:

    Like the show lots of tips .but when cleaning the rust why not wear a mask /you do have glasses on all good.thanks scott california.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt Sayers says:

    My girlfriend has an Outback almost like the one in the video and her's has the tire pressure monitors. Her's is a 2007 so I'm guessing this one in the video is a 2005 or 2006.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Banks says:

    i have done 100s of ball joints in my life and I never saaw the red tool you used to push down the lower control arm…who makes that tool…..i usually used the 4 foot cut up drag links and modified from 80s and 90s Chevys …..i would cut off extra on end and flatten out threaded end…snap-on would sell that tool for $249 off the truck…LOL….great job

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Toto555 says:

    Hooray for eye protection. Love your work!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MountainSalsa says:

    Ty

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Samuel James says:

    I worked at a tire store for a couple years after my retirement, I just could not convince the younger guys to take the time to clean off that old adhesive, both for appearance and to make it easier in the future. They claimed it took too much time, as they picked up a broom to kill time in between jobs.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ted Wagoner says:

    Hey that rolling up Emery/metalite cloth on a steel rod with slit in it is what I call a Woosley hone. Named for the guy that showed it to me It works really well I've used it many times

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard M says:

    I was thinking the driver gone back to look for the rim and tire

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jody davis says:

    Lol just give it the beans at take off

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Enlund says:

    Excellent content Eric. Rainman Ray's Repairs suggested your channel.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hi Scifi says:

    Seemed like a very harsh test ride, as if the tyres were very over-inflated. Could be a safety issue, if your eye-balls are rattling around in their sockets…!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Tucker says:

    These struck close to home! My otherwise really good repair garage 's unskilled tire guy failed to tighten the lug nuts on one front wheel when they put the winter wheels on, the tire pressue light had gone on, I stopped and checked the tire pressures, but they were OK. A wobble began, like a flat tire, and then got worse and I stopped before it rolled off – found four of the bolts on the road, one was still in the wheel but held on by a thread. Wrecked the aluminum wheel, and a dust cover, but that was all. A friend pointed out that the tire pressue light was sensitive not to senders in the wheels on an Audi, but to the ABS system sensing something was wrong. In the fine print, in the owner's manual it notes this. A few years ago a rented Subaru lost a rear wheel due to a dry wheel bearing which cut through the axel, I was on an interestate, but felt the wobble, had slowed down in the breakdown lane, and the wheel rolled past me on the right while the car settled down on the brake drum.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Av8tore71 says:

    Yes wrong socket first try!!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan Waltos says:

    Owned an '05 outback for 13 years and have done all of these repairs and more, driveway style…. usually with a lot more swearing and more primitive tools. Those ball joints are real pissers if they, the cross bolt or castle nut are rusted or corroded. Had to replace the knuckle after the cross bolt sheared and all attempts to get remains out failed. Know the new owner and she's still rollin!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Decontee Sawyer says:

    What a rip off. New wheel, new nuts, new tire, new valve, and new ball joint when it's got "unsafe" wheel bearings. He should have held the car for ransom and called the inspection cops. : )

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars james daniels says:

    Don't knock any of that rust off that Subaru or it might fall to the ground. Good grief! Does every car over 5 years look as rusty as that one? Mine is 11 years old and I'm in a salt area too. But doesn't look that bad.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gil Hernandez says:

    I'm glad I live in CA,we don't have to do all the extra work.i admire your work very impressive and very professional .

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Driveway Garage says:

    I like to do my own work but my back was hurting so I had a mobile mechanic come put a Pitman arm on my pickup for me and when I took it to lunch it vibrated like crazy and I called him and he said it shouldn't have anything to do with what he did and then he called me back a minute later he said wherever you're at, don't go anywhere I think I figured out the problem and I asked him what it was, he said I forgot to tighten up the lug nuts. He came out and tightened the lug nuts and everything was fine and I figure everybody makes mistakes.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hiền Đẹp Trai says:

    Has mechanics ever drops or cracks the rim edge while changing tires? Un intentionally

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dennis Geroux says:

    Eric, did I see you pull the new valve stem into the rim with a pair of side cutters? That’s a first for me.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars beboboy mann says:

    Man, looking at your little town as you drive around looks like there’s not much of a town. But you manage to make a living there so you must be drawing customers from outside your area. Hang in there.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RipleyD1 says:

    surprised the wheel bearing wasent Junk with all that noise i herd when he drove it the first time

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jerseyhighlander says:

    WTH?? They park that front end in a puddle every night?
    I had a cousin lose a front wheel on the highway. He woke up in the hospital paralyzed from the neck down for the rest of his life.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Beaujon says:

    JEEP = Jerk Engineered Every Part…I have an older Jeep and a newer Jeep….like the older one sooooo much better!!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Random Luck says:

    You have a great style , I wish you well. Keep on keeping on , your headed toward 1M.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Jeans says:

    What and where did you get that "red thing" for moving lower control arm?