1996 Ford Aerostar Van

Hi all,
I'm having a problem with my Aerostar that I have never encountered in any other vehicle. It started a couple of months ago where the van would feel like it was 'skidding' when turning a corner. Yesterday, I
backed out of the driveway; and when I put it in 'drive', I heard a huge clunk. It seems that if you turn a corner with your foot on the accelerator, it makes the clunking sound. If you just coast around a corner, there's no sound. I also drove into a parking space at work, and I felt like I 'skidded' into it. It's the oddest thing.
Any suggestions?
TIA! Joanie
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wrote:

the rod itself go bad, and I've seen the "bracket" on the body pull off. If you are lucky, it's just the bushings.
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Hi, I took it to my mechanic, and the whole rear end needs replaced. I guess he's getting one for $200 from a junk yard and charging me $250 for labor. Does this sound right?
Now my 1989 Cougar won't start. They put a brand new battery in with new terminals, and when you let it sit for more than a few hours, the battery runs down. How frustrating to have both of your vehicles down within a couple of days?! Maybe I should start a new thread on the Cougar.
Thanks for your response!
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"Thatgirl1971" wrote

No. "the whole rear end needs TO BE replaced" sounds right. But, that's just the Language Nazi part of me speaking.
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