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Everytime you turn the steering wheel it shuts itself off; why? almost everytime that is. He's changed the steering column and it still does it. Does anyone know why and how to fix it?

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  • rhyjack May 29, 2010

    my question about the steering wheel problem was on a 1986 dodge ramcharge. thank you for any assistance you might give me



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The power stering pump, when turning, puts a load on the engine. the rpm must be maintained when this occurs. idle control circuits must be inspected. ensure spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap and rotor are in good shape. perform a tune up if it has not been done in a while. typically 20,000-30,000 miles. check the egr system. a partially open egr valve could cause low rpm. change the air filter if dirty. check the fuel pressure for proper psi.

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