1996 Mercury Sable 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 170000 miles
When driving normally (like down the freeway) the power steering will quit working (makes it hard to steer) at the same time the power windows stop working. You can recreate the problem with the car running but stopped by putting the car in reverse, the power steering and windows will quit working, then put it back in drive and they will start working again. I suspect a wiring issue in the steering column but the part about the power steering puzzles me unless there is some kind of sensor that detects when you start the turn that engages the power steering. Also, as the steering and windows return to normal the seatbelt warning light and the coolant warning light turn on momentarily. Please help if you can.
have the same problem?
Sunday, June 6th, 2010 AT 1:03 PM