Broken Subframe Bolt....Do I need to fix this?
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This is a discussion on Broken Subframe Bolt....Do I need to fix this? within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hey Guys, I am in the middle of doing the Aluminum Conrol arm upgrade on my 2002 wrx sedan. When ...

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    Broken Subframe Bolt....Do I need to fix this?

    Hey Guys,
    I am in the middle of doing the Aluminum Conrol arm upgrade on my 2002 wrx sedan. When I was removing the subframe I noticed that one of the bolts was broken off. I have tried everything to get it out so I can put in a new one, but am having no luck. I broke of an easy out inside of it so now I am 100% screwed. What I am wondering is, Will anything be affected if just one subframe bolt is missing? I have all the other ones. It is not one of the front bolts or end bolts...its along the passenger side in the middle. Let me add that this vehicle is a daily driver, no track use or anything crazy, tho I do like to drive fast on windy roads
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    Even if it doesn't critically matter, if it were me, I would know its missing and it would grate on me after while...and I'd bite the bullet and have a pro fix it right.
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    Yes. You need to fix that.

    Any shop can extract the broken part. Or you can buy a bolt extraction kit like this. Drill out the bolt, then extract it.

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    Thanks for the input guys. I tried the bolt extractor (I called it "easy out". Same thing), which broke inside the bolt. They are extremely hard and impossible to drill out. But it was nagging me and didn't want a bolt missing so after some research I seder dremel bits. After a ton of drilling and about 7 bits... This got it out! So now I'm all good and avoided having to pay a pro to do it.

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