Okay if it does it both ways that makes it a bit harder. If it only acted up one direction you would look for a wire that only moved when you turned that way. That you have to center it back up for it to start sounds like it is more than likely an actual connector and not a loose wire. Either direction stresses the connector. When turned straight the connector relaxes and power can flow.
If you put the transmission in reverse, stand on the brake and give it some gas does it shut down? How about in drive? Another thing you can do is gently pull on the wiring harness connections and see if you can trigger the problem. Have someone slowly turn the wheel back/forth as you watch the wiring. Stuff that doesn't move is not the problem.
If you have access to a factory level scan tool you could watch the engine control system voltages as you turned the wheel.
Sunday, February 26th, 2017 AT 10:45 AM