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While I am Driving my steering wheel locks up and my van shuts off randomly..?

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  • cheap repair Oct 15, 2010

    do the self test to check for computer fault codes. Insert ignition key and turn to off-on, off-on, off-on. ("on" is where the dash lights come on, and "off" is one click back) The codes will either flash out on the check engine light in pairs of numbers (5-5 is end of test) or will display on a digital odometer. write down the numbers and report back

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I would check belt tension on the power steering pump and the alternator. If the alternator belt is slipping, the battery will become discharged and the computer won't have enough voltage to operate the ignition system.

In this case, are the headlights getting dim?

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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