2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER POPPING WHILE TURNING

  • Tiny
  • willusmith
  • 2002 Mercury Mountaineer

Suspension problem
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 181, 00 miles

I'm experiencing suspension thumping and popping sounds whenever I make sharp turns in my Mountaineer, as well as whenever the vehicle is parked on inclined terrain. This makes parallel parking virtually impossible and diminishes the car's ability to make u-turns. The front driver side tire is becoming worn due to this problem. I suspect the possibility of a ball joint or tie-joint failure. I contacted the local dealership for help and they agreed but when I spoke with another mechanic, they suggested cv joint. Help

Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 2:00 PM

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  • Docfixit
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Could be ball joint that of the things listed is only one that can cause tie wear.
Whhere is wear occuring?

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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 2:24 PM
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