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  • Michael
    Michael - 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis - Steering & Suspension - 4/14/2015
    What is the problem in the front wheel a squeaking noise
    only when driving and truning
     
    • Jimm
      4/14/2015 Jimm
      Several possibilities; worn front hub bearing, worn front suspension bushing, worn front suspension component.
  • johnny
    johnny - 2004 Mercury Mountaineer - Steering & Suspension - 4/8/2015
    Driving down the road when you turn the wheel slightly to the right it starts to roar
    it does it hot or cold ,it doesnt pull to right or left,it has 136000 milesonly does it when you slightly turn tthe wheel to the right,it sounds like a tire cuppin
     
    • Teddy B
      4/8/2015 Teddy B
      Could be any of several worn out parts
      from the suspension to the steering

      Have to raise it up & start checking the entire
      front end,you obviously have one or more worn out items

      Power Steering Fluids get changed every 3 years
      at the same time as trans fluids

      Not a fix for anything but prevents component failure
      over the years of vehicle use

      Check the lower ball joints & steering rack
      inner tie rods
  • byron1843
    byron1843 - 1999 Mercury Cougar - Steering & Suspension - 4/6/2015
    Why does my car pool to the left when I'm driving
    just replaced lower control arm And ball joint on driver side
     
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  • byron1843
    byron1843 - 1999 Mercury Cougar - Steering & Suspension - 4/6/2015
    Why does my car pool to the left when I'm driving
    just replaced lower control arm And ball joint on driver side
     
    0 answer
  • byron1843
    byron1843 - 1999 Mercury Cougar - Steering & Suspension - 4/6/2015
    Why does my car pool to the left when I'm driving
    just replaced lower control arm And ball joint on driver side
     
    0 answer
  • williwm calllahan
    williwm calllahan - 1997 Mercury Tracer - Steering & Suspension - 3/21/2015
    I'm getting a very hard ride in the rear.
    Every time I hit a pot hole or bump
     
    • Jimm
      3/21/2015 Jimm
      Several possibilities; rear wheel bearings,rear suspension bushings, worn rear shock or struts, worn rear shock or strut mounts.
  • Chad
    Chad - 2004 Mercury Mountaineer - Steering & Suspension - 3/13/2015
    What would cause the rear wheel to feel like it's slipping or running slower than the rest of the tires?
    This only occurs when going very slow like when your parking. It feels like the one rear tire stops when going slow but will kick in when you give it gas.
     
    0 answer
  • MyNameIsBendy
    MyNameIsBendy - 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis - Steering & Suspension - 2/11/2015
    Why is my steering wheel and the front of my car shaking so badly?
    When going low speeds (less than 40mph), the steering wheel shakes less, but the front of the car shakes horribly. The movement isn't enough to not stay straight, but it enough to be unnerving. Going higher speeds (more than 50mph) the steering wheel shakes worse, ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/10/2015 Jimm
      Several possibilities; worn / faulty wheel bearing, worn/ faulty suspension bushing, worn / faulty front strut or strut mount, tire / wheel out-of-round, wheel out of balance.
      Check the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the specific steps to inspect / diagnose suspension and steering issues.
    • terry
      2/11/2015 terry
      It sounds like your brakes or tie rod, neither on is that expensive. But you should check them out could be dangerous if a tie rod goes out, you can't steer the car, and the tires turn inward.
  • htowngiggles
    htowngiggles - 1998 Mercury Sable - Steering & Suspension - 2/8/2015
    I would like to know what is wrong with my car and if its going to cost alot of money to fix
    My power steering fluid had been leaking then one day Iwent to take daughter to school n it stoped working then the car started to read hot the heater would not work n neather would the fan then the car started to lolose power n when I got a jump I was driving n it ...
     
    • jdl
      2/8/2015 jdl
      Check the serpentine belt under the hood, Is it ok?
  • bmylenbu
    bmylenbu - 2001 Mercury Cougar - Steering & Suspension - 11/24/2014
    Why is there a gap between top of front strut mounts and body?
    Front struts were replaced recently. When I had the front tires balanced today, tech showed me that the top of the mount could be moved when there was no load on the wheels. Told normal. When I went back to the place that installed them, was told normal. You ...
     
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  • Coates
    Coates - 2006 Mercury Milan - Steering & Suspension - 11/19/2014
    AIR BAG LIGHT CAME ON. WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM WITH AIRBAGS?
    THE AIR BAG LIGHT CAME ON THE FIRST TIME THE WEATHER WAS REALLY COLD AND IS STAYING ON
     
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  • tp
    tp - 2003 Mercury Sable - Steering & Suspension - 9/21/2014
    Front end grinding noise (metal on metal) when driving, when idle moving the steering wheel back and forth causes it
    Think it's only the front left but hard to be sure.
     
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis - Steering & Suspension - 8/13/2014
    When I go to Esimates jobs section and I put in suspension ball joint replacement,
    Does that mean just one side or both.I cant get it to add the same job twice.Thanks
     
    • Jimm
      8/13/2014 Jimm
      Typically, the ball joints are replaced in pairs - meaning both upper or both lower ball joints at the same time. This is recommended due to age / wear / mileage considerations.

      The ball joint replacement should also include a front wheel alignment. Make sure the quoted estimate spells out this detail.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1992 Mercury Cougar - Steering & Suspension - 6/11/2014
    When traveling rough roads I get a lot of chatter in the rear. Sounds sort of like a loose shock. Any Idea??
    The car has well over 250K and has been sitting up for three years not running. This chattering only can be heard on rough terrain or pavement. Have not had a chance to put the car on a lift to inspect rear bushings or axles. Motor is fantastic, and body is rust ...
     
    • bear.1216
      6/11/2014 bear.1216
      I would lay under the rear and punch the rear tires until you find the noise. If you hear it on rough roads. Punching or kicking the tires will simulate that. Check the rear suspension for any loose parts. Take a look at the rear shock mount bushings. Also check the rear sway bar bushings. It could have a broken rear coil spring or even loose exhaust system. These are all common places for wear. You will have to get under it and check it out for yourself. But those are good places to start looking. Some garages will perform a free inspection and estimate. You could find a shop to check it out for you.
  • Mike
    Mike - 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis - Steering & Suspension - 5/21/2014
    How can you tell if inner tie rods need replacement and procedure?
    How can you determine if inner tie rods need replacing and how to replace?
     
    • Jimm
      5/21/2014 Jimm
      Usually the outer tie rod ends need replacing first - these bear the most movement and therefore will wear first. At any rate - reference the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the steps to inspect and replace the inner or outer tie rod ends.
      Jimm
      5/21/2014 Mike
      Thanks for your response. I will check site now.