Source for 2009-10 Backing plates

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kb8ymf
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Source for 2009-10 Backing plates

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As with all 'rust belt' cars, all good things come to an end.
Rear GT/AWD backing plates with internal drum brakes finally needed rear
bearing replacement because I've started to detect a slight groan to the bearings.
When trying to separate the bearing from the backing plate!!.....HA. fat chance!
It looked like a pretzel when I was done.
Autozone & RockAuto both have the right side plate for around $40. (Same #'s as OEM)
Chevy dealer has discontinued the left side plate. #19204631 They still have the right though. #19204630
Left side is nowhere to be found. I ended up @ a Toyota Dealership and for a 'tidy sum' of $300 I was able to get one of the last 4 available in the U.S. #46504-02090
Whether that last statement about quantities is true, I can only reiterate what the parts guy told me.
I've seen a few 'online' stores advertising them for less but have not gone that way yet. I was in a time crunch and I opted for the fastest possible route.
Besides a junkyard, which is useless here in Michigan as they will be as bad as the ones on the vehicle, has anyone had any experience with finding them?
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Re: Source for 2009-10 Backing plates

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Welcome to GenVibe Jim. What part of Michigan are you from? Also when you do get this repair done (probably already done by now) try to document "before & after" pics for us here. It's just a matter of time before a lot of our Vibe's reach the cancer stage that you've already hit. It is helpful to see what we have to look forward to and possibly prevent it with proper treatment(s). Anyways if you need OEM Toyota parts and are not in a rush, a lot of us here use https://www.sparksparts.com and https://parts.conicellitoyotaofconshohocken.com. Here's a snapshot of the Left splash shield for $229.

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I highly doubt that there are only FOUR of these remaining :o That sounds like total BS! I'd buy that there may be fewer than the right side BUT not that many fewer!

Also fill us in on mileage & overall condition of the Vibe. How long have you owned it? We're here to help out where possible.

Ot the three Vibes in my fleet, my son's 2009 Vibe GT has the most rust (still not bad though) as he drives up to Michigan all the time for his job. Saginaw, Clinton twp, McComb, Flint, Dearborn, and soon Gaylord! His poor car ... and he never takes the time to clean it up which makes it worse!
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Re: Source for 2009-10 Backing plates

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I actually bought a LH backing plate 46504-20070 on eBay from a seller in Dubai for an unbelievable $180 to my door. I was prepared for it to be a scam, but it arrived in just 2 days. Complete with Toyota stickers and made in Japan. There was a small amount of shipping damage to the post the parking brake shoes rest on, but the seller made it right and I was able to bend the little ears back.

Installed with no problems. Also found my way through parking cable replacement(covered in the discontinued parking brake cable thread)
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Re: Source for 2009-10 Backing plates

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Speedwoble wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:23 am I actually bought a LH backing plate 46504-20070 on eBay from a seller in Dubai for an unbelievable $180 to my door. I was prepared for it to be a scam, but it arrived in just 2 days. Complete with Toyota stickers and made in Japan. There was a small amount of shipping damage to the post the parking brake shoes rest on, but the seller made it right and I was able to bend the little ears back.

Installed with no problems. Also found my way through parking cable replacement(covered in the discontinued parking brake cable thread)
We ordered ours from Toyota of Canada for like.. $80. I wonder, since the whole rear end setup is all the same on the first gen and second gen, if the backing plates and cables are too.

EDIT: OP was asking regarding 2nd gen vibe. Speedwoble is referring to a first gen GT (per part # mentioned). Those are not the same.
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Re: Source for 2009-10 Backing plates

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zbyers wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:49 am
We ordered ours from Toyota of Canada for like.. $80. I wonder, since the whole rear end setup is all the same on the first gen and second gen, if the backing plates and cables are too.

EDIT: OP was asking regarding 2nd gen vibe. Speedwoble is referring to a first gen GT (per part # mentioned). Those are not the same.
My bad, yes, I ordered parts for 1st gen. I am currently working on the front suspension and noticed all the similar parts there. Should not have made assumptions about the rear.
If indeed there are only 4 backing plates in the US, the seller on EBay may be an option as they are clearly not drawing from US parts inventory.
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Re: Source for 2009-10 Backing plates

Post by neb »

I'm having this same problem - I need new backing plates / dust shields for both rear brakes on my 09 Vibe.
I found them for the 09 Matrix on a Canadian Toyota parts dealer's website:
https://www.toptoyotaparts.ca/oem-parts ... 4780302020

Will this Matrix part definitely fit the Vibe?
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