2000 Ford Windstar Engine wants to stall when I turn the st

Tiny
CHITOWN77
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  • 2000 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
I bough the van used a few weeks ago. Last week it kept dying out on me. I give it a tune-up (plugs, wires, oil, oil filter, air filter, and fuel filter) Noise is still there.

When I turn the wheel I hear what appears to be air being sucked into the throttle body. This makes the enige drop RPMs and almost die.

PLEASE HELP. It is my wifes only way to get the kids out of the house during the week
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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 AT 7:27 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like it may be a issue with the power steering system.

What kind of steering sytem do you have, electronic or hydraulic power steering?

What if rpms are raised when turning wheel? What if front of vehicle is jacked up and wheels turned?
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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 AT 9:13 PM
Tiny
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Not sure what kind of steering system I have, I will check when I get home from work. I will also check if it does it when rpm's are raised. It does do it when the front of the vehicle is jacked up. When you turn the wheel it makes a hissing sound, like compressed air being released or air being sucked in, and then it sputters and wants to die.
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 AT 11:42 AM
Tiny
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Let me know what it is asap.
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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Seems to have been fixed. I took off the Idle Air Control Valve and cleaned it real well. It seems to have mostly fixed the problem. I think the spring is old and not as smooth as it should be. I may end up having to replace, but after the cleaning the problem almost completely went away.

Thanks for your help.
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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 AT 9:22 AM
Tiny
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The pressure switch is hooked to the computer and to the iac to bump it up when the wheel is turned at low speeds. But I wouldnt have expeceted it to make that noise. Sometimes it gets built with carbon and needs a cleaning. They arnt cheap. The spring wont weaken dont worry about that, the pintle is just gumed up.
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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 AT 8:49 PM
Tiny
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Yeah, I think I will take it off again in a few weeks and see how it looks. May just have to be a regular type cleaning
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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 AT 9:48 PM
Tiny
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Goodluck, if it keeps guming up youll have to look further into the problem. Possible oil blowby, vaccum leak, dirty air filter.
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Friday, March 6th, 2009 AT 10:56 PM

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