Steering Gear May Fail on Mercury Grand Marquis

The steering gear may have an internal problem that makes turning to one side difficult; it may need to be replaced. A wheel alignment is needed after the steering gear is replaced.

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Average mileage: 91,000 (15,000–151,000)
2 model years affected: 2001, 2002
5 people reported this problem
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None found but car wanders on highway at speeds above 50 mph . IN wind it is almost undriveable . 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis . Have read many with same complaints suggest rear stabilizer and check idle arm bushing should be 50 lbs of torque or less and not binding .
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