I have a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer. I was driving on the freeway when all of a sudden I start hearing a loud squeaking noise. Then, when I came to a low speed (15 km/h or so), there was a massive BANG every revolution of my front right wheel.
After I came to a halt, the wheel has completely locked up and I cannot move the car. If I rev the car up to 4000 rpm and dump the clutch, I get a massive bang, smell of burning, and one free revolution of the wheel before it has locked up again.
The lock is so bad that when the car was winched onto a tow truck the wheel was skidding up the tray.
Does this sound like a wheel bearing issue, locked caliper, differential (god forbid)?