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Car seems to constantly "wander" at 60+ mph.
1999 Lincoln Town Car

Car seems to constantly "wander" at 60+ mph.

(1999 Lincoln Town Car)
Have new tires, wheel alignment, upper & lower ball joints, rear shocks, power steering flush, gear box, power steering lines, idler & pitman arms; what to do next?
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on October 27, 2014
it could be a bad spot in one of the new tires, or wheel alignment was off slightly
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on October 27, 2014
i Will check out these items, THANK YOU!
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on October 27, 2014
it could be a bad spot in one of the new tires, or wheel alignment was off slightly
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on October 27, 2014
i Will check out these items, THANK YOU!
on November 12, 2014
I think it might be your intermediate steering column. There is a u joint on the steering post that can corrode and seize causing a boaty type feel on your steering wheel at higher speeds. I replaced pitman arm, idler arm, ball joints and tie rods both inner& outer before we realized the culprit was the steering column u joint. I found one at a salvage yard in perfect shape for 25$. Lincoln wants $263 for the part. Just be sure the u joint moves in all directions if u can find a used one. It should take a good mechanic about two hrs to install. Good luck.
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on November 12, 2014
Thank you! I shall have this item checked out. Will let you know results.
Yesterday, I called the Ford shop who replaced the gear box and asked if they checked out the steering column U joint; was told they do it when the gear box is installed. Should I get another opinion?

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