Question about Mercury Mountaineer
I think that it is your universal joint. Other possibilities are the hub not on all the way tight (loose axle nut) or broken rotor. I think the probability of it being one of those components is *90% and in that order.
To do a quick check you can jack up the front of the car then grab the tire on the left and the right and wiggle it in all directions. If it moves or makes noise it will be one of those issues.
If you know how to work on those parts you do want to look at it. If not I suggest taking it in to a shop. Any of those problems can be evry dangerouse and if for instance the hub or U-joint fails it can result in loss of control of the vehicls.
Thank you for your question and please be safe.
* even thought i am a trained mechanic and am confident in my diagnosis, i never say i am 100% certain of anything. That would be foolish :)
Posted on Apr 06, 2011
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