I bought a 98 contour about 4 months ago. It has not given me any problems so far but when it decided to go.....It had to be something that with cost me a fortune. 1500 dollars to replace the rack and pinion plus the pump and hoses! I cant afford this and I am wondering if I can still drive it without a million other things going wrong with it? Will i lose control of my steering? will the serp/belt break? Im really lost but and I really need my car. Its not that hard to turn really, a little stiff but not too bad. Anyway I realize that it is a lot of questions but if there are any mechanices out there I would really appreciate it.