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Old 05 Aug 2008, 06:24 pm
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2003 GT turbo PT Cruiser - Has anyone ever encountered the engine shutting down cold when the steering wheel is turned to the left or the right (around a corner kind of turn). so far we've determined when the power steering belt is removed it doesnt do it but it also doesnt effect the RPM's the engine just dies.

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Old 05 Aug 2008, 08:37 pm
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so far we've determined when the power steering belt is removed it doesnt do it but it also doesnt effect the RPM's the engine just dies.
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Don't dought you have a problem but how did you take the belt off the power steering pump? The serpentine belt goes around everything except the alternator which has a separate belt.
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Old 06 Aug 2008, 05:28 am
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I didnt take the belt off my mechanic did .. they are stumped as to what is happening so I thought I'd take a chance that maybe someone else here had run into this type of problem before....
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Old 06 Aug 2008, 02:50 pm
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OK, just wondering how it was done? Hopefully one of the mechanics on this forum knows something about your problem and will answer up.
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Old 13 Aug 2008, 04:00 am
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Default Re: Engine cuts out when steering wheel turned

are the ignition wires getting crimped or shorting out when you turn the wheel???
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Old 13 Aug 2008, 05:04 am
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Default Re: Engine cuts out when steering wheel turned

Thanks for your response...I think we have it fixed they ended up replacing the power steering pressure switch (I think that is what they called it) and draining the lines and replacing the fluid with a thinner mix.. and it seems to be doing the trick...
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Old 13 Aug 2008, 08:07 pm
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Default Re: Engine cuts out when steering wheel turned

Makes sense. If the sensor does not see the increased pressure from turning it can't tell the PCM to increase engine speed to compensate.
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