I snapped the bolt that mounts the left rear shock to the lower control arm on my 2011 Honda Pilot. I was able to sawall the shock out of the lower control arm as the bolts was holding the shock in and wouldn’t come out. Then I tried to remove the bolt and part of the strut mount, it spun bu wouldn’t come out, so I grabbed the “nut” welded to the control arm. The “nut” (its rounded so you can’t us it as a nut) spun right off the broken bolt. Good thing cause I didn’t need to drill it out. Bad because well, its not on the control arm anymore.
My thought is to get a flange nut and a new bolt (the bolt will hopefully be from Honda) and just torque it down. Would this be fine or should I pull the control arm and have it welded at the local welding shop?
Also, any idea what the torque specs are for the rear suspension? I am also putting new springs in it because one broke at the base. (of course the other side came apart just fine because I used the Big Red Wrench (mapp gas)).
As always, thanks for your help!
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