Engine shut off while turning

  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • 152,000 MILES
While drive on a regular street when I attempted to exit my truck cut off during the turn to the next street. The only light that where on in the dash was the slippery conditions light. I had no power steering but the engine seem to be still running. After pulling over I cut the ignition off and then started the truck and continued to my destination. This is the first time for this and I'm definitely afraid that this will happen during a high traffic time. Note: the day before while on the highway on a curve it had a hesitation when I started to accelerate out of the curve. I have no clue and would like to know what I'm looking at before I take it to the dealer.
Friday, June 21st, 2019 AT 5:42 PM

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Welcome to 2CarPros.

Based on your description, I have a feeling there is an issue with a wheel speed sensor. Perhaps the wiring to one of the front sensors is damaged, loose, or the sensor is going bad and when turning the wheel, it loses connection. If that is what happens, the computer may think you are in a skid or slipping. At that point, it powers down the engine to help eliminate an accident.

Please understand that is an educated opinion based on description alone. If you were to come to me for repairs, and since the check engine or ABS/traction control lights are not on, I would start by doing exactly what I mentioned, checking wiring and sensors.

If you would like to do it yourself, here is a link that explains the process:


Here are two links that explain how to test wiring and use a volt meter.



If you found one damaged or in need of replacement, here is a link that shows in general how it is done.


Here are specific directions for replacement for your vehicle:


Front speed sensor removal


pic 1

1. Remove the front rotor.
2. Remove the wheel speed sensor mounting bolt (1) from the hub (3).
3. Remove the wheel speed sensor (2) from the hub (3).
4. Remove the wiring from the clips and disconnect the electrical connector.


Front Install

Pic 1

1. Install the wiring to the clips and Reconnect the electrical connector.
2. Install the wheel speed sensor (2) to the hub (3).
3. Install the wheel speed sensor mounting bolt (1) to the hub (3). Tighten the bolt to 21 Nm (190 in. lbs.).
4. Install the front rotor and brake caliper assembly.


Rear Removal


pic 2

1. Raise the vehicle on a hoist.
2. Disconnect the wheel speed sensor electrical connector (3).
3. Remove the mounting bolt (1) from the sensor (4).
4. Remove the sensor (4) from the brake caliper adapter (2).


Rear Install

Pic 2

1. Insert the wheel speed sensor (4) in the brake caliper adapter (2).
2. Install the sensor mounting bolt (1) and tighten to 24 Nm (200 in. lbs.).
3. Reconnect the electrical wiring connector (3) to the sensor (4).
4. Lower the vehicle.


Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
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Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 AT 10:37 PM

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