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Engine stalls, then runs after pressing accelerator

After stopping at a light, while turning the battery light came on and the power steering stopped working...I then pressed the gas and the car started running again and drove home fine.

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If you were low on gas at the time, it could have shifted the fuel in the tank when you turned. The engine can stall for a couple of seconds and then restart as the fuel pump primes again.

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