So I was replacing my rear upper control arm (passenger side) for my 1995 Acura legend today, and I was trying to take out the bolts that go into the subframe. One of them was hard to turn, so I got a jack handle for more torque and started on it again. Then it snapped and I thought that the bolt had broken... when I tried to pull the arm out though the bolt wouldn’t budge, and I realized what happened: the welded nut inside the subframe had broken off, and the bolt didn’t come out of the nut so it’s free spinning and stuck there!!! (The bolt came out a little though so I have some play). Now I was considering some options...
- Cut the bolt and push the rest of it inside the frame and try force a bigger one through(and weld the upper arm to the frame because I’m not replacing it again)
- Cut the bolt to get it out, push the rest through, and then cut the subframe peel it back and then access that way to put a new nut on the back and tighten it like that, then put the subframe back and weld it up(but I don’t know where to cut exactly)
What do you guys think??