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Broken rear left upper shock bolt

I have a 99 Plymouth Grd Voy and apparently the left rear upper shock bolt became loose and on a bump,it snapped off leave about 2-3/4 of it in the hole. I tried using a 3/16 drill bit for metal and a #3 bolt extrctr and the extractor snapped flush with the bolt as I turned cntr clkws. I contacted a local mechanic shop and they say its a common issue with these vans, that the way they repair it is by cutting off the bolt mount that
sticks out and welding a nut of some sort etc.. that procedure does not appeal to me. How can I remove this remaining bolt without damaging the hole/threads? URGENT.

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Sorry to say but the local mechanic was right on the proceedure that is the only way to do it with out damnaging the threads.

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