At the Toyota dealer, we had our 07 Highlander’s 4WD tires replaced and asked for an alignment. When we picked it up, they said the right rear wheel had a bolt that was seized and they couldn’t align that wheel. Want to replace, in their words, a rear knuckle, bolts and nuts, and an arm/spindle, which they say is the most expensive of the parts.
They want $400 for this. Does that make sense? Is there another way to remove the bolt without replacing all the other pieces? Or could an independent repair shop find a cheaper source of parts?
4 years is a bit young for that level of corrosion. I’m willing to bet that an independent shop with perhaps some penetrating lube or a bit of heat applied can free the bolt.
I’m with mountainbike. Take it to another shop. NOT a dealership.
Even if they had to bust the nut, and remove the bolt, I don’t believe there’s one in the adjustment portion of that (independent rear end) vehicle that would require the rest of the parts be replaced. I agree with the others, you need another mechanic.
Get a second opinion from another mechanic in your area.