Advice On Replacing Rear Axle Control Arm Bushing - 2009 Vibe Hatchback

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Ccap
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Advice On Replacing Rear Axle Control Arm Bushing - 2009 Vibe Hatchback

Post by Ccap » Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:15 am

Hello,

I'm a new member to these forums and I'm looking for some help/advice with regards to replacing the rear axle control arm bushings on my 2009 Pontiac Vibe (hatchback).

Both of the rear bushings on my vibe have developed cracks/tears and my mechanic is unable to source replacement parts locally (South Western Ontario) and has suggested I try to locate the parts myself online.

The specific part I'm looking for is GM part #19184265 - https://www.gmpartsgiant.com/parts/gm-b ... 84265.html. (Part #2 in the below image).
09 Vibe Trailing Arm Bushing .png
looking to replace part #2 - rear axle control arm bushing
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I have not been able to find this part in stock at any of the online retailers. Several sites list the part as available but when I have contacted the seller, I've been informed the part is discontinued and not available.

In lieu of finding a GM replacement part, I am wondering if I could use the bushings from a 2009 Toyota Matrix - https://parts.olathetoyota.com/oem-part ... dhcw%3D%3D. (part #2 in the below image).
Toyota Matrix Rear Bushing.png
Toyota Matrix Rear Bushing - Part #2
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Before I spend the money and purchase the Toyota parts, I was wondering if anyone here had success swapping these 2 parts? Alternatively, is anyone aware of an online retailer where I can purchase the GM part #19184265?

Thank you in advance for any help/suggestions you may be able to provide.

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Re: Advice On Replacing Rear Axle Control Arm Bushing - 2009 Vibe Hatchback

Post by zbyers » Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:33 am

Yes, the matrix parts are identical when comparing model to model. IE: 2009 1.8L base model, 2009 AWD etc.
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Re: Advice On Replacing Rear Axle Control Arm Bushing - 2009 Vibe Hatchback

Post by Ccap » Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:20 am

Thank you very much!

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