Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Tire does not spin since I put a donut on it.

asked by on

Front right tire is locked. It had a flat, then I put a donut on, and now it won't spin.

A: This is a bit odd, usually this only happen...

This is a bit odd, usually this only happens with European vehicles that use lug bolts instead of lug nuts. With these vehicles, there are shorter lug bolts for use with the spare. If they are not used, the longer bolts will stick out in the back and contact something. But since your vehicle uses lug nuts, I'm going to guess you may have had aftermarket wheels installed that use different hardware. The combination of the aftermarket lug nuts with the stock spare may be causing the wheel to press up against the brake, preventing it from turning. Make sure you have the factory lug nuts and studs. If so, take off the rim and double check your work. If a visual inspection doesn't reveal anything, seek professional installment. The certified technicians at YourMechanic will come to your location so you do not have to tow your car for repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Do i have to buy new engine if water rusty in plugs and car won't start..

It is very common for the cylinder head gasket on these engines to leak oil and coolant. You may have to replace the cylinder head if it is damaged. If you have water mixed in the engine oil, then...

Q: No spark to coil pack or wires

Hello. The problem is most likely the engine crank sensor or CKP for short. The CKP measures engine speed and notifies the engine's computer when the engine is at #1 cylinder top dead center so it knows when to fire...

Q: Engine control modules replaced on a newer car

Hi there. These modules are common failures on the Jaguar XF. I am sure that this does not make you feel any better about it, but from my experience, once the modules are replaced you usually do not have any...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.