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1998 Ford Contour steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 152001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Rack and pinion steering unit started to leak some fluid. Steering wheel would make alot of noise when trying to make turns. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything. *akhe rack and pinion unit was replaced with a rebuit unit, the automatic transmission has begun to have problems.

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #3

Sep 072001


  • miles
Rack and pinion steering failure. Dealer/ manufacturer were notified. Feel free to provide any further information concerning this matter.

- Texarkana, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 022001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While exiting highway, steering wheel got really hard to turn, consumer almost had an accident. Consumer pulled vehicle to side of road and noticed power steering fluid pouring out of vehicle.

- Osceola, AR, USA

problem #1

Aug 212001


  • miles
Rack and pinion steering malfunctioned, had no steering/ control of vehicle.

- Riverside, CA, USA

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