WHEN TURNING THE WHEEL ALWAY A ROUND SHARP TO ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2002 Ford Taurus
  • 64,800 miles

When turning the wheel alway a round sharp to the left or the right it starts to surge and die why?

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 AT 6:14 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Randico
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When you turn the steering wheel, you place a load on the engine, on the power steering line is a power steering switch, This informs the ECM to increase the IAC (idle air control). You may have a problem with the IAC valve, but the sure way to do it is with a scan tool that does Ford key on engine running test.

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 AT 6:24 AM
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  • homer1967
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I agree I would suspect either the power steering pressure switch or an issue with the idle air control valve.

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 AT 1:15 PM
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  • hmac300
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Try cleaning the throttle plate on both sides with choke cleaenr and iac hole first

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 AT 1:24 PM

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