Hi, I was wondering if anyone had an idea(s) about what could be
causing these problems, severity/danger, price to fix, etc.
95 Mercury Cougar, 3.8 V6, ~89,000 miles, the last ~13,000/6months of
which are mine. Had the car (don't know much about the history)
checked out and various repairs done upon buying it. Lately (the
noises have been getting gradually worse), I can hear a metallic
creaking sound when I turn the wheel all the way to the right or left
(parallel parking, for instance). It sounds like it's from the lower
front of the car. Also, when I begin moving from standing still, I
hear a slightly different metallic creak from the lower back of the
car (car is rear wheel drive). In addition, for a while I had to
refill my coolant often (add a liter or so every few weeks, the low
coolant light was going on), although for the past 2.5 months it's
been fine (no low coolant light warning).
Thanks for any suggestions.