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Steering Rack And Pinion Problems of Mercury Cougar



Mercury Cougar owners have reported 5 problems related to steering rack and pinion (under the steering category).

car image   Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1999 Mercury Cougar 1
Failure Date: 01/11/2004

Rack & pinion. Loss of fluid.

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car image   Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2000 Mercury Cougar 2
Failure Date: 07/30/2003

My 2000 Mercury Cougar starting leaking power steering fluid rapidly at approximately 54,000 miles. Two mechanics stated that the entire rack and pinon assembly would need to be replaced due to failure of an internal seal. The car has never been in an accident. It has been properly maintained with all manufacturer-recommeded services, oil changes, tire rotation, etc.

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car image   Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1999 Mercury Cougar 3
Failure Date: 12/03/2001

5 months after purchasing this Cougar, there was a huge power steering leak. Called around for someone to fix it, but dealer was the only choice. We were told it could be a bad pump and that would cost $450 to fix. They called back and said the whole gear was bad and had to be replaced and would cost us $700. We had no choice but complained to the dealer that rack and pinion gear should not go bad on a 2 year old car. We also contacted Ford customer relations, who did nothing to help us. We want our money back. Dealer also failed to notify us of 5 outstanding recalls on this car. Then, 2 days after picking it up from steering being fixed electrical system shorted out and stranded our 19 year daughter at 2 in the morning. This is directly related to one of the recalled items. The dealer should have fixed this during the 3 days when they had the car .

car image   Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1999 Mercury Cougar 4
Failure Date: 07/01/1999

Purchased car new, in 57000 miles we have had to replace, 2 alternators, 1 starter, 2 batteries, entire rack and pinion, power steering pump, transmission torque converter, 4 set of brakes, 4 sets of tires plus two individual tires all with sidewall blow outs except one puncture and 2 headlight switches, 2 cig lighters. The entire upper engine gasket set had to be replaced to get to an intake leak. The head lights and foglights work itermittantly, engine warning lights are constantly going on and off. Currently one headlight is out (lamp is good) fog lights are not working (today) and an engine warning light is indicating a problem again.

car image   Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1997 Mercury Cougar 5
Failure Date: 06/02/1998

Rack & pinion steering replaced by dealer due to leaks through bellows. Mgm.

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