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I was replacing the rear sway bar bushings on my 2001 Toyota Avolan. The two bolt heads that hold the u bracket on broke off. I took off the mounting plate and noted that the nuts are welded on. Do I need to replace the plate? What is the part called? I can't seem to find it on-line.

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You can try to drill out the broken bolts, or you can use heat, if you can grasp the bit of bolt poking out the back side of the plate. Get the bolt tips red hot with a torch or as hot as you can. Grab the parts of the bolt with a vise grip pliers and try and turn it out. If this does not work, you will have to drill a small starter hole in the bolt to weaken them and allow it to shrink a-bit and turn out.

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