Broken strut, can't get tire off the ground. Dodge Intrepid.
Working on a 1997 Dodge Intrepid. The driver side front strut is broken. When I tried to jack the car up to get the wheel off, the wheel would not come off the ground. The bottom plate that holds the spring is resting on top of the tire. The only alternative is to put the car on a lift, HOWEVER, there aren't any "shop rental" places because of the high liability and if I take it to a repair shop they are going to charge a fortune to replace the strut (which I can easily do myself). Question: Do you think I should try to jack up the driver front side and try to pry the tire off ???