1997 Ford Crown Victoria steering is sticking and darting

Tiny
LAZYDAISY
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  • 1997 FORD CROWN VICTORIA
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 169,000 MILES
I am the cars second owner. I have had it for 10 years. When you drive it and turn right or left, it does not straighten itself back up. It just seems to keep pulling in the direction it was turned. Also while driving on a straight road while holding the steering wheel it grabs. I mean the steering wheel will all of a sudden pulls right or left in a darting motion as if it had a mind of it's own. I have contacted Ford with my vin number and they said there was no recall concerning this problem. We have replaced the power steering pump and had it aliegned. It is still doing the same thing. Any thoughts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Monday, June 9th, 2008 AT 6:24 PM

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Tiny
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Check front end (tie rod and ball joints)
replace as needed
most common its the u joint on the steering column shaft
and you have to replace the 1/2 shaft
good luck


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Monday, June 9th, 2008 AT 6:43 PM

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