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My 2000 cavalier loses power when the steering wheel is turned right

I was driving down the interstate, when i turned the steering wheel even slightly to the right, the car would lose power (sputter and go into passing gear, but not gain speed even with the pedal floored) i would turn the steering wheel to the left and the car would take back off fine. any turn to the right will cause this issue, and i dont know what to do

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  • David Denwalt Mar 27, 2012

    I dont know what fixed it, but i cleaned the idle air control valve and the throttle body, and it has been running great! hanks for the help!

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