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Hi, I'm new to this and would appreciate any help I can get.

A couple of weeks ago my windshield wipers stopped working. I took the car in and they found that the small plastic bushing that holds the wiper onto the linkage system had worn out (please see little white plastic part in the attached photo). I'm from Canada and was travelling in the US at the time and I tried calling several Mitsubishi dealerships with no luck. They wanted to replace the whole linkage system when all I needed was the small plastic bushing. I went to several auto part stores trying to find the part, but was only able to find something close and a family member was able to make some adjustments which seemed to work, but now today they stopped working again.

Does anyone know where to get this part? The kits at the auto parts stores for other cars are only a few dollars, but nothing seems to exist for a Mitsubishi.

Thank you!
 

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I think part of your problem is there is absolutely no reason on a 2012 that should already be worn out and should actually even be covered as a warranty repair. Even though it is a wear and tear part that is extremely unusual wear. Thus for a newer vehicle a lot of places won't carry parts that shouldn't be worn out yet.
 

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buying the whole wiper linkage seems to be the modern way car manufactures want to sell the parts

how much were they asking for the linkage..cant find a price ?

have you seen this billit kit for the RVR US$240

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mitsubishi-Premium...pM1&vxp=mtr


see what you mean about cheap kits and no Mitsubishi listings

worth a try at that low price

a bushing kit pack of 2 for under $10

http://www.amazon.com/Dorman-49449-Windshi...ER5AEM7C3WNB0XM

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http://www.amazon.com/Dorman-49447-Windshi...t/dp/B000IWFPIW
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Izerous @ Jan 19 2016, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
I think part of your problem is there is absolutely no reason on a 2012 that should already be worn out and should actually even be covered as a warranty repair. Even though it is a wear and tear part that is extremely unusual wear. Thus for a newer vehicle a lot of places won't carry parts that shouldn't be worn out yet.[/b]
Thank you. Unfortunately the warranty for small things like this is only 60,000 kms and I have close to 130,000.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (chain rattle @ Jan 19 2016, 07:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
buying the whole wiper linkage seems to be the modern way car manufactures want to sell the parts

how much were they asking for the linkage..cant find a price ?

have you seen this billit kit for the RVR US$240

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mitsubishi-Premium...pM1&vxp=mtr


see what you mean about cheap kits and no Mitsubishi listings

worth a try at that low price

a bushing kit pack of 2 for under $10

http://www.amazon.com/Dorman-49449-Windshi...ER5AEM7C3WNB0XM

extras

http://www.amazon.com/Dorman-49447-Windshi...t/dp/B000IWFPIW[/b]
Thanks very much for your help! One of the dealerships that I spoke with said they might be able to get one, but it would probably take a week or so to get but I was leaving to come back home before they could get it.

I bought 3 different kits like the Dorman one you gave me, but none were an exact match. We had to make some adjustments with a Dremel to make it work, but unfortunately it was just a temporary fix.

Thanks again...I appreciate your help!
 

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Don´t know if this helps.

Had a car where the plastic bushing popped off the ball joint.
Reason being dirt and salt got underneath and the rusty ball joint ruined the plastic bushing.
Drilled a hole through everything and screwed the whole thing together to prevent
ball joint popping out of plastic bushing - or vice versa.

Worked quite a while - till I sold car a year or two later ...
 

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This is quite common for Canadian winters... I had similar issue with my 1999 Integra.
I bought a used linkage from US, then applied a generous amount of anti-rust paint on the whole assembly, then the apply tons of grease on the joint area.

I just bought a used 2012 RVR as well, I plan to do the same in summer.
 
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