Four days ago I returned to my 98 Subaru, it having been parked in
Yosemite Valley for sixteen hot days. Not only did the car start without
complaint, but I used the front wipers to wash away a lot of dust. No
Two days ago, while hanging with a few friends, I gave the car to my friend
and her car mechanic brother to not only drive to the market, but also to get
his impressions on the overall health of the car. He reported back that it ran
well, sounded good, etc . . .
Last night I went to use the wipers and they didn't work. Back one
works fine, fronts, not---I can flick them on and hear the motor running, but
there's no action from the wipers, which are bolted down snug.
So who broke my wipers? was it my friend, or maybe her nervous mechanic
brother, or maybe--as things do just break---the wiper mechanism just
decided to die? Should I no longer allow mechanics who I am not already
paying, sit in my car?
I stopped wondering if I could fix it when told to remove or check under the
"cowling" which took me a few trips through the index to figure what that is .
. . . Could I have blown a fuse? unhooked a wire? flipped a switch? Thanks for any