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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-16-2002, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy tough cougar

now don't think i'm weird or anything but just read on because i realized how reliable my cougar. as some ypu read before in the newbie forum about RACING COUGAR you probally kinda got the hint of how i drive now on october 14 i was leaving from school (LTI)and i was on my way to some where else but something was telling me just to go home so i did and just a few houses away from mine i my ABS light had came on then i heard a thump from my car which was loud plus i felt it bad too. when i went to step on my brakes the right front wheel had locked up so i went out to check and looked at the tire it had so much negative caster the average -don't -really-know-or-care-person would know. i was going to move it into a parking spot so i put her in drive and when i went to let go of the brake pedal she made a rubbing sound like metal on metal. so i double parked went to go get my dad and when me, him and my mother went out there it was backed up so we pushed (my mom turned the wheel ) it was finally in a parking spot but the rear was kinda sticking out. so my dad say's let's back it up so it can be in for sure and i'm like NO no!!!!so he went to push her back and the whole right front just went down and i'm like this **** can't be happening to me. when i calmed down later i went out to look (i already knew but my dad wasn't for sure)the whole front looked like a lincoln continental with an air suspension problem. and my dad tring to put a jack under so he can see for sure and i told him what it was so he called his couson (whose the owner of a mechanic shop and where he seen the car and on top of that the car recently had new ball joint's put in and (that's when the previous owner let it go ) when they had put the control support arm bushing backward's and when they didthe steerin would sqeak but almost two week's ago they fixed that problem and my dad told me if i did'nt hit a hard pot hole then what they did was on there part but it out of the shop with a new ball joint and the steering is smoother too! my main piont is that car could've let go while i was doing about 72mph or outside of chicago but she did'nt. so was really thankful that i made it home safely.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-16-2002, 11:50 AM
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Glad to hear you made it home ok. So what exactly let go on the car? Was it the bushings, the ball joints, or the control arms or what?

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-18-2002, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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it was the ball joint and i made sure i said my prayer's and now she kinda back to herself until i reved her then she was her normal self.
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