1999 Ford Contour 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 118000 miles
Hi, I had a four wheel alignment performed. When leaving the lot I noticed issues in turning left, and steering wheel off center to opposite side as it was prior to alignment work. Called shop immediately and took the car back next day, they "straigtened the steering wheel" (not really) shop said steering problem 'may' be issue with rack and pinion, quoted $ to fix. Husband determined over weekend that steering rod is bent and rubbing against the brake pedal when turning left. When brake is depressed, turning is easy. Returned vehicle again to the same shop. They found problem w/steering rod this time, insist they had nothing to do with bent steering rod. Say vehicle must have been wrecked. It was wrecked in 03 per carfax, which I knew prior to purchase, I bought it in 07. I have had absolutely no issues with steering this vehicle in the 2 years I have owned it. Can you please help solve mystery. Why is rod bent and an issue now after having this shop work on the car. Could this have been existent prior but not an issue with alignment off? The only other work done by them was replacement of 4 tires. Thank you VERY much!
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 AT 7:27 AM