I bought a 93 Taurus GL Edition a month ago, for $900, came w/ Hankook Winter tires, new alternator, windshield, heater, brakes, and sound system (That I upgraded anyways) Anyways, my problem is that tonight I was driving my friend Nadia home and I noticed that whenever I had to turn my tires while stopped or moving I could hear a terrible grinding/rubbing sound... I know it's not the power steering, I'm not quite that stupid haha! But even my co-worker who I visited tonight said that when I had turned my tires while stopped he thought he heard a chain rattling..... Engine light is not on, Air Bag light now came on.. Don't know how they could possibly be related!
Regardless, I turned the tires as far as they could go and looked underneath, I couldn't see any problems with the Tie rod ends, nor could I find any issues with the rotors or pads! Amongst closer inspection, I noticed that my one tie rod end looked abnormally curved compared to the other one... Does this sound normal? Would this cause the problem do you think? If you have any other idea's please let me know!
Another issue I am having right now is that it seems as though I can almost NEVER get my key out of the ignition.. now this is my 3rd taurus in the past 5 years so I know how to start these damn beasts yea know.. But why I am having such a hard time trying to get it out? There is no additional button underneath the steering wheel and even after pulling the key out the chime keeps dinging until I position the key slot PERFECTLY!!!
TOTAL PAIN IN THE REAR END!!!
Last thing that I wanted to ask about is that when I was sitting in the Tim Hortons Drive Through, I noticed my car was viberating a lot more than normal, almost as if it was reving it's self up! Once it is in park you cannot hear it, feel it, or tell that it is running... It's the same way when you are in motion... But when I stopped it in drive it felt like the engine was pulsing through the seats and steering, is there a way to adjust such a thing? Or is this really the way the 93 Taurus's were made? My last two Taurus's were an 97 and a 89, niether of the other two were at all like this...
Any help you guys could give me would be really appreciated! I just need to know for now, is it safe to drive? Thanks everyone!