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1998 Mercury Villager suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Mercury Villager Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 062011


  • miles


I parked my van, 1998 Mercury Villager on the street in front of my home. Two days later, I noticed the front right tire was flat. I had four new tires since Jan 2011. When I lifted up the front right and tried to remove the fr tire, it would not come off. After a while, I noticed the strut coil spring got broke, and the shape end of broken coil spring pierced thru. The inside side wall of the tire. I am the original owner of this van, and bought new. It has `150,000 miles on it. This incident could have been turned out be a very serious accident if it happened while I was driving at 70mpg. I do a lot of highway driving. Both front right and left complete strut assemblies were replaced and the flat tire was replaced with new one. I took some pictures and have the sharp end of broken coil spring.

- Morton, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 172000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle vibrates uncontrollably at speeds of 70mph and higher. Dealer has not been able to determine the cause or correct the problem. The cause for the vehicle's vibration was found to be transmission. The transmission fluid and screen was replaced.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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