Question about 1998 Mercury Sable
I was driving and clipped a curb on the right front tire. It immediatly sounded like the tire had blown or was messed up but it was not flat nor could see any damage to the car. As I drove it another 7 blocks or so the steering became more and more wild until i was making several complete turns of the steering wheel just to keep the car at all straight. I did get it home and turned into my driveway but I have no idea what i did to it. I have not tried to drive it since. I had someone tell me I probably broke a pin holding a bar of some sort (don't remember what it was called) but i must know what it is because when i buy a part it has to be rite. I'm broke!
Write it off lol
Posted on Sep 11, 2012
You have done major damage to the steering rack, or universal coupling to the steering column.
Do not attempt to drive the car on the road again !
If you were able to make complete turns on the steering wheel you should be able to see the problem by opening the bonnet and getting a friend to turn it, and check the steering column as it goes into the steering rack.
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