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Engine stalls when the stearing wheel is turned

When I turn the wheels on my 95 Grand Am SE as far as they can go my engine stalls but only when I turn left.Does anyone know why this happens?

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There is a switch on the power stearing that shuts off the a/c when you turn to hard it sounds like it is shorted out or going bad

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2001 pontiac grand am se v6 3.4L overheats-water pump is good, thermostat is good, replaced seals, replaced coolant reservoir tank, backflushed radiator, checked air intake manifold, checked coolant line....


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With the engine on, hood is up, i have someone turn the stearing wheel, that turns the "long rod" that runs from the stearing to a location just under where the power stearing fluid is added, ...


the ball joints that allow the rod (this part is called a "drag link") to move and steer the wheels is worn out, have all the steering joints checked, anyone of them can make thios type of noise

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Someone broke in my 2002 ford explorer and try to hot wire the car. he fail but left me with a mess. the steering column is broken wire is cut. i want to fix this on my own because anywhere i ask to fix it...


get a doner stearing column from nearest salvage,(thats what i would try). youll prolly have to buy a new key tumbler assembly and program the key to the computer anti theft sytem.
to program the new key, assuming all goes well with the new column and the new key tumbler,put the new key in ignition, turn key on for 15min, time it with a watch. after 15 min turn key off.
wait 15 more minutes. time that,
now after the 15 minutes u should b able to turn key on and start the vehicle.
the key tumbler/key switch kit should come with those instructions.
also if u buy a doner stearing shaft, i like when they let me pull it, lock the stearing wheel w/key so it doesnt turn.
there is a sensor called the "CLOCK SPRING," if u turn the wheel to far around while disconecting the stearing shaft at the bottom of column, u ruin this sensor and end up with a airbag lite on.
so b careful not to rotate the wheel more than two times in one direction the sensor is about 119 bucks u dont have to remove the stearing wheel to swap the column assemblys

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2002 hyundai elantra power stearing pump replaced. Loud squeal and chatter when stearing left or right. HELP


was the p/s system bleed of air properly before running the new pump. wheels should be off the ground and the fluid reservoir full then wheels turned from left to right all the way and top of fluid as needed. then start engine and continue to cut left and right. fluid aeration will cause premature pump failure and noise. also ensure that no other parts are restricted, i have seen faulty valves in the rack or lines cause restrictions in the flow and cause the pump to fail even new ones. hope this will help you

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I am hearing a whining noise when I turn the stearing from stand still position. It reminds me of the noise when the wheels are truned all the way to maximum. But, this noise is not there constantly only...


Hi

Have you checked the power steering belt? it may be loose, sometimes when you turn the wheels the engine will move very slightly and cause the belt to squeel.

Get some wd-40 and spray the belt with the engine running then se if it gets any quieter.

It is quite common from a stand still, also check the power steering fluid.

Regards
Dan

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sounds like it might be in 4wheel drive may stuck there

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Steering wheel play


Try reaccomplishing the bleed procedures and that should help your problem!

SYSTEM BLEEDING
  1. Fill the steering pump with fluid. Operate the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature, then stop the engine.
  2. Turn the wheels to the full left and full right position to circulate the fluid. Add fluid to reservoir to maintain full level. Start the engine. Check the fluid level and add if necessary.
  3. Purge the system of air by turning the wheels from side-to-side without going to the full left or right position.
  4. Return the wheels to straight ahead position and operate the engine for 2-3 minutes, then stop the engine. Add fluid necessary. Road test the vehicle.
Please don't forget to rate!!!

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