Originally Posted by ibcnya
Im thinking make a dimple with a punch in the stud, then use a bit that fits that dimple, and drill out the center of the stud. This should allow the rest to turn out easier(maybe). I shoulda replaced all those studs, but kept putting it off. I broke it just doing standard bolt/nut check.
you are right to centerpunch it.
then buy yourself a left hand twist drill bit set (trust me you wont regret it)
drill it out , usually the bit will back it out.
if the bit wont catch an edge then you should use a stud extractor ....aka easyout. try to do it right the first time cause once you bugger it up it is hard to put back to rights.