Clunk and/or Rattle Due to Worn Inner Tire Rod Ends on Mercury Cougar

While steering, if you hear a clunk or a rattle, or if you experience premature tire wear, this could indicate the inner tie rod ends are loose or worn and will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 125,879 (95,000–156,759)
5 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, more2000
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2000 Mercury Cougar 156,759 mi,
Popping when turning steering wheel
everytime I go over a bump it clunks and rattles...I see in my wheel well for the front that all the rubber pieces are worn out and shot...need to fiX ?