So I recently went through the hell that is also know as replacing a rear cv axle on a 2006 awd vibe. I, like most, ended up with the Rear suspension adjustment bolt seized into the bushing sleeve. Its still not out. Looks like ill have to cut it out and the bolt next to it that holds the other side of the knuckle. My knuckle is 42304-63010 from toyota. It is in the US, Im in Canada, so its 1-2 weeks away. Toyota doesn't sell the bushings separately. I can buy the entire assembly for $375 CAD which is a lot considering my only problem is a seized bolt in a bushing. Toyota did tell me that there are aftermarket bushings available. Apparently they just go on/off with a ball joint press. Never done this, but I'm an experienced mechanic so I'm sure ill figure that part out. Toyota wants $70 CAD for the adjuster bolt assembly (rear suspension toe adjust cam assembly, 1 per side) and I haven't asked about the bolt next to it yet. It is not an adjusting bolt but is likely an odd size that i have to buy special for this application.
Anyone know where to source the bushings? Im having a tough time finding them, Looking for the nuts/bolts/adjuster bolts too. Ive read some posts here about people dealing with this but no specifics on bushings etc. (ex. https://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=38688
The two bushings labelled number 5 in the picture (bottom of rear knuckle) are the ones im after.
Damn curse of the Matrix/Vibe AWD rear end continues