Steering prob, '96 Villager

Old 06-13-04, 05:13 AM
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Steering prob, '96 Villager

Mercury Villager, automatic, air, 3.0L V6, front-wheel drive w/198k miles on it. Steering "floats" or "drifts" away from you. When correcting, seems to be delayed reaction. Power steering fluid is good. Could it be the tie rods ?Suggestions on the cause, fix...? Thanks.

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Old 06-13-04, 07:39 AM
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It could be any number of things. You need to have the steering checked for anything loose or binding. It would be a good idea to inspect it while on an alignment rack so the front wheels are on turntables and you can find out if the strut bearing plates are binding also.
Old 06-15-04, 05:47 PM
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Sounds like a definite visit to the shop for diagnosis. Was hoping to maybe pin it down to an item or two, but I fully understand your perspective with such limited info. Just don't want to be taken to the cleaners....
Thanks again for your insight.

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