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Engine shut off when steering wheel was turned all the way

2004 2.4 4 cyl caravan at low speed like parking
it usually vibrates and it feels like is going to shut off but it just shut off for the first time today

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Get a tune up it sounds like your due for one.

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If it vibrates and idles rough when you turn the steering wheel at very low speed your power steering pump is going out

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Subject:Steering System Moan, Groan, Shudder and/or Vibration Type Noise During Low Speed Turning Maneuvers (Replace Steering Gear) #04-02-32-007A - (12/01/2004) Models:2004-2005 Buick Rainier
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