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1998 Mercury Mystique steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 172001


  • miles


Power steering pump failed after a few days of driving in very heavy rain. Power steering was intermittent and then gone completely. The dealer said the rack&pinion and pump need to be replaced.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Aug 171998


  • miles
The steering has never been able to hold an alignment. I had an check engine light go on and had two service tries before it was fixed. I have had a rotten egg smell and engine pinging for the last 6,000 miles. I only have 10,500 on it now. The dealer will not even try to fix it. I'm trying to get a hold of the district rep to try to switch to another vehicle.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

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