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Old 02-08-2019, 01:17 PM   #1
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Rear Striker Lost a Bolt

Hey everyone, I bought a 2008 Yaris manual with 126k miles a few weeks ago. The rear hatch striker is completely loose. The striker is the name for the thing that the latch grabs when the hatch closes. When I took everything apart, the right bolt for the striker was completely missing. I unscrewed the remaining bolt and noticed that the thing the striker is supposed to screw into looks like it has a section snapped off. I can probably replace them with some other nuts and bolts but I like to try and keep original parts if possible. I am considering just going to a junk yard and taking the rear striker apart and taking whatever the striker bolts screw into. I searched all over for a part number for what I am looking for and couldn't find it. Any recommendations?

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Old 02-08-2019, 01:26 PM   #2
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Just as you said... junk yard is probably your best bet. Toyota will probably want crazy money for that.
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:31 PM   #3
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Junk yard and 2007-2011 will work for sure, other years may also be the same
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:56 PM   #4
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I think you might be able to get away with popping in another rivnut with a corresponding bolt.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:58 AM   #5
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I want to update this in case anyone ever runs into a similar problem. I am still waiting to head to a junk yard to get another screw but it's not high on my list of priorities because I have my one screw and nut holding the striker on. I did it by placing the nut in the "closed" box side of a wrench and sticking it in the holes in the rear metal until its below where the striker goes. It takes a few tries but eventually you can get it. Hopefully the pics help explain what I mean. I'm sure you don't have to use the screws and nuts that came with the car, I just wanted to. I found the part number pretty easily for the screw, and they were cheap even from Toyota (<$2). I just want other things from the junkyard anyways so I am not ordering new. Also that little part of the nut that juts out I think helps it grab and stay in place so I wanted to use the real ones.

I am pretty sure this issue is never supposed to happen and those nuts are supposed to be welded on, mine just broke somehow. I even went to the dealership to ask them if there is a part number for the nut and he told me they are part of the frame and he has no idea how they came loose.
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