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In the driveway, if I turn my tires to the left all the way my engine shuts off. While driving if im coasting on a left turn it shuts off unless ,I give it gas and brake at the same time . It's ok when I make right turns. I loosened my steering belt, a little still shuts off. Is my steering pump putting a drag on the motor?
 

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In the driveway, if I turn my tires to the left all the way my engine shuts off. While driving if im coasting on a left turn it shuts off unless ,I give it gas and brake at the same time . It's ok when I make right turns. I loosened my steering belt, a little still shuts off. Is my steering pump putting a drag on the motor?
Yes it does load the engine...but it does it going either right or left, so if the problem only exists going left look for a wire that shorting on something when you turn left...that would be the only thing to make sense of those symptoms.
 

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Another possibilty is it somehow not getting fuel while going left. Fuel pump shutting off, filter getting clogged when the gas sways to one side, something like that.
 

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I had that same exact problem when I 1st got my car! :p all I did though was get a different power steering pump and pulley and install them but I dno if it would work on your car
 

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If you do a search, there was some information given last year about an electrical connection on the steering box, that shuts the engine of if certain things happen at the same time. I think Roy, aka fixitman was the one that chimed in. If he doesn't answer here, pm him... or Authcad1. Both of them are know it alls!:poke:
 

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I have 1980 no electric wire on.the pump. As far as fuel it shuts off with the car in park not moving. I guess I can remove the belt and see what happens.
 

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Does it instantly shut off or does it like bog down and turn off? Mine would bog down and turn off so I did what I mentioned earlier and it fixed my problem
 

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Does it instantly shut off or does it like bog down and turn off? Mine would bog down and turn off so I did what I mentioned earlier and it fixed my problem
It kinda bogs down .i will replace my steering pump thanks for the info . Just wanted to know if any one had this problem before.That's whats good about this site Somewhere,Someone,has had to fix it before!!!
 

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OK, here's something to check.

Make sure your motor mounts are OK. If they're worn, they can let the motor shift enough to one side to pinch a fuel line.
 
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