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)
3 model years affected: 1997, 2001, 2002
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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis 15,000 mi,
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 .
Same problem just changed pitman arm and gearbox still floats. Just found broken stabilizer end link broke I think it's the problem