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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Mercury Sable Loose/Worn Inner Tire Rod Ends Can Cause Steering/Tire Wear Problems
Mercury Sable Problem
Average Mileage: 124,500 mi (124,000 mi - 125,000 mi)
Visitor, 1990 Mercury Sable, 125,000 mi
Same as reported by others; had to replace struts and worn tie rod, sway bar also.