Engine Performance problem
2001 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles
My car seems to have a low idle, it is at approx 500 RPM at a dead stop. The car doesnt seem to struggle very much at that RPM but seems like it should be high, closer to 800-1000 RPM. Also if I am at a dead stop and I turn my wheel all the way to the left or right (either way) the car starts to shake a little bit, then if I try to drive with the wheel still turned, it will die or get extremely close to dying unless I can get the car moving quick enough. Then when I am driving normal, nothing happens even if the wheel is turned all the way to either side. I suspect the power steering pump is going out and pulling too much power from the engine, but I am not sure. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 AT 10:46 AM