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Old 10-30-2012, 12:59 PM
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I was attempting to change the rear upper control arms and I tried to drop the rear subframe to get some room to access the bolts and snapped a stud. Is there an easy fix to this?

I've been soaking the other nuts and bolts with PB blaser, liquid wrench and now a 50/50 mix of ATF and acetone. I'm afraid of using a torch on the others because it might damage the bushings. Hopefully I have better luck with the others.

Any idea of whether this might be covered by the warranty or is that only on the cracking of the actual subframe?
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Is there an easy fix to this?
Sorry to heard that. The only way I know is by soldering the stud.

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Any idea of whether this might be covered by the warranty or is that only on the cracking of the actual subframe?
Since the stud broke while trying to remove it, I doubt it will be cover under any type of warranty.
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that is correct unfortunately. once a prt is touched the dealer wont even want to get involved other than repairing the problem and charging you for it.
Could you describe the stud? where does it go? into the body. can you get access to the upper side of the stud. Maybe you could use a nut and bolt in th place of it
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It's the far rear driver's side stud that secures the rear subframe to the chassis.

I think I've going to take my drill and reciprocating saw to the junkyard and open up a junkyard car before I decide what to do to mine. I've got a couple of ideas in mind, none of which involves the stuff in the TSB on this subject.

I had a similar issue with my old Ford Taurus SHO a few years back but in that case it was a plate nut spinning inside the subframe. In this case I think that the stud was improperly designed (undersized) and it should have had anti-seize on it when the recall was done or at the factory. It's also disappointing to see that the TSB on the sub-frame recall says not to touch the nuts at the top of the shock absorbers for fear of snapping those studs. Luckily I've already removed those and didn't snap a stud. Stuff like this scares me away from buying a new Nissan.
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