Old cars will test your patience. No matter how much time and effort and money you put into them, there’s always something else ready to wear out. The WRX had its first ‘mechanical‘ this week when the alternator decided life was just too hard for it. The Scarboro Subaru parts department took care of sourcing a new one.
One day out of the shop, and the next issue occurred. Wipers were on this morning due to the rain. At ‘HI’ setting, there’s so much play that the wiper arms extend past the A-pillar and scratch up the paint. The rubber bushings in the wiper linkage are completely disintegrated. Tony the parts guru at Subaru commented “I remember back in the day this was a common issue, I can get the part in right away.”
Surely, these are the last parts the car will need.