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subframe/front front control arm bolt issues

I cant remove the bolt that connects the driver side front lower control arm bushing to the subframe (threads into the subframe - bolt is normally blocked by the transmission pan). The bolt spins freely, making it so I can neither tighten nor loosen it, which means I cant actually remove the the control arm. This is the second time it has happened to me. Previously, I ended up swapping the whole subframe (and a new control arm). Now its time to replace said control arms and what do you know, its happened again.

I'm just curious if anyone else has experienced the same. I made sure to torque the bolt to the specs in the Mazda repair manual when I installed it so I'm not sure what the problem is.

See images below to get an idea of what I'm talking about. what are my options to remove the bolts short of cutting into the frame?



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bumping this since I've added pictures.
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Can you access the nut through one of the holes in the subframe? If not you may have to cut your own access holes. Hopefully the nut has flats or a hex shape so you can hold it. That's about the only way to get at it that I can think of. Even cutting or drilling a large enough hole, then tack welding the nut in place may work.

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Cut it open and weld the nuts and then weld the holes back up. Only way I can think of doing it.

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