Can I find a new axle nut?
Still exorcising the remaining demons from the mishap with the fence post.
The wheel replaced, the two front tires replaced and the alignment done puts this at about $1K so far.
The bearings in the front right hub are making noise at highway speeds and even though the mechanic checked it out and gave it the thumbs up, I'm sure one or more of the roller bearings in the assembly got dinged.
Fortunately, rockauto.com has replacement parts for my car now.* So instead of paying the dealer five or six hundred bucks, I can do it for about $150.
That is, if I can source a replacement axle nut. For whatever reason, rockauto does not have the freaking nut. If the nut was pinned, I'd use the original nut. Unfortunately the nut is staked.
So far google-fu is failing me.**
*This is a very good thing. Last year they had very few parts for the 2012 Scion tC. There's a brake job due in the not too distant future. (it ain't the years, it's the mileage)
** Danger Will Robinson! I keep running across after market parts. In particular upgraded sway bars keep catching my eye