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).
#1 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2000 Mercury Cougar
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. This steering rack and pinion problem happened on 07/30/2003.
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#2 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1999 Mercury Cougar
The car involved is a 1999 Mercury Cougar. The VIN of this vehicle is 1ZWFT61L6X_. 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 . This issue happened on Mon., Dec. 3, 2001.
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#3 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1999 Mercury Cougar
The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Mercury Cougar. Rack & pinion. Loss of fluid. It was Sunday, January 11, 2004 when this steering rack and pinion issue occurred.
#4 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1999 Mercury Cougar
The car was a 1999 Mercury Cougar. 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. It was 07/01/99 when this steering rack and pinion issue occurred.
#5 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 1997 Mercury Cougar
The car is a 1997 Mercury Cougar. The VIN of this vehicle was 1MELM62W8V_. Rack & pinion steering replaced by dealer due to leaks through bellows. Mgm. The failure date was Tue., Jun. 2, 1998.
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Other Steering related problems of Mercury Cougar:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||12|
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||5|
|Steering Wheel problems||3|
|Steering Rack problems||3|
|Steering Anti-theft Device problems||2|
|Steering Column problems||2|
|Power Steering Pump problems||2|
|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems||1|
|Steering Linkages problems||1|
|Steering Wheel Vibrate problems||1|