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Crashes / Fires:
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Average Mileage:
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1998 Ford Taurus steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #9

Apr 202004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

3rd rack & pinion replaced in my 1998 Taurus since I purchased it in August '99 : Sept.'99; Sept. '03, and Apr 04. I have only put 26,000 miles on my car and believe this is not an item that should be replaced with such frequency.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #8

Jun 172003

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
When making left of right turns a grinding noise could be heard. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced rack and pinion steering on 6/17/2003.

- Monroe Township, NJ, USA

problem #7

Oct 062002

Taurus

  • miles
Consumer states that after replacing the steering pump the rack and pinon stops working. Contacted dealer. This is a common problem.

- King, NC, USA

problem #6

Feb 102001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Steering got tight, when turning wheel, it made noise. Rack and pinion needed to be replaced.

- Ashville, NC, USA

problem #5

Nov 092000

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
Turning corner at appx 20mph heard loud clonk noise unable to steer vech, rack & pinion snapped, lifted hood belt had came off wheel was on the ground, Ford mechanic told warranty rep that it was my fault because I ran low on power steering fluid. I drove a 24ft tractor and 53ft trailer combination for 6 years across the us Canada and Mexico and had to do my own maint. And minor repairs to my truck does this sound like someone that jumps in and out of a car without checking fluid levels, or doing proper maint on their vech?? I only had the vech for 38days but always keep all fluid levels checked, before this happened I would hear a low humming noise when turning the steering wheel but the powersteering fluid was at the normal level.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #4

Oct 102000

Taurus

  • miles
Vehicle accelerates to 3 rpms when in park. ABS light stays on since rack and pinion was replaced 8-9 months ago.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Mar 011999

Taurus

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer was driving out of driveway and heard a loud grinding noise when turning vehicle to the right. She took vehicle to dealership, and they told her steering rack and pinion broke. Dealership fixed it the first time. Then, vehicle repeated the same problem.

- Trinity, NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 221998

Taurus

  • miles
Vehicle steering rack and pinion with a spring yoke will rectify problems with steering control and vibration, unable to get parts as of 22-Jul-98, design flaw.

- York Harbo, ME, USA

problem #1

Nov 181998

(reported on)

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rack and pinion steering spring yoke is defective causing shimmy and steering problems.

- York Harbo, ME, USA

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