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Van shuts off when I slow down at lights

The battery light comes on when it stalls. I restart and travel again. The sterring seems to get tight right before this happens, not sure what is going on.

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Check belts for proper tension, motor stalls no power steering is normal

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Sounds like your serpentine belt driving the alternator and power steering units is too loose. If you haven't had it replaced, it may be time.

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