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    subframe bolt spinning

    I tried dropping the subframe to change the power steering pump the other day and one of the captive nuts broke the welds on its cage and started spinning.

    Its the bolt on the drivers side at the back, the only access to it is two small holes either side, which aren't big enough to get a spanner in.

    I've tried wedging spanners screwdrivers and random bits of metal against it in the hope of wedging it in place whilst i tighten it back up, but nothings worked so far.

    How have other people fixed this pain in the arse? Is there a tool to hold it in place?

    The only other way i can think of is to drill a hole in the floor pan, but i'd rather not as its on a curve which looks like it gives it abit of strength.

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    bump to the top!

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    hacksaw through the bolt . its a rite pain in the sack mate . the nuts aint welded in they run in slots so you can move the subframe around . i ended up makin a new nut cos mine was foobared !

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    hack saw, good thinking. first job for tomorrow!

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