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I drive the car and all is well then it's like the engine shuts down and the electrical dash/warning lights etc. go out, air cond goes out, windows work, radio works and engine keeps runiing even seems as if pwr steer is harder but that makes no sense at all. This has done it on several occasions. Just today it did it twice so I headed home and after about 4 miles of driving without nothing it all kicked back on. I'm not going to drive it until I figure it out.

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It would sound like an electrical issue. It would help confirm it if you can check if you have an elctronic assist steering, the one using an electric motor instead of hydraulics. You may also want to run a scanner on the engine to see if the car's ECU or computer module detected any errors. The error code would help accurately pinpoint the problem for trouble shooting. If it is nothing serious a rest on the ECU would help. You can do that by unplugging the battery for more than 2mins and the ECU should clear the error and it should work.

You may also want to check the plugs if they are giving out sparks especially when you encounter stuttering. If it is an electrical problem like I fear, you may have to go through the wirings if you wish to fix it yourself. You need to check for exposed or corroded wires and terminals that are exposed or loose. Check for the ground connections on the engine.

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