My car will die when ever I turn the sterring in drive

Tiny
DAVIDO05
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  • 1994 CHEVROLET CORSICA
  • V6
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Hello my chevy corsica is now having problems staying turned over when I turn the steering wheel in any direction I have recently added coolant which stopped my car surging
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Monday, April 13th, 2015 AT 10:19 AM

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Tiny
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How long since overall tune-up? Also, check for applicable trouble codes. If your fully obd1 compliant, you should be able to check some codes yourself.

Where applicable, if you have a power steering pressure switch, check that switch and wiring. That switch would tell the computer that your power steering is under load and hopefully up the idle to keep vehicle from stalling.

It wouldn't hurt to clean throttle body and idle air system.
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Monday, April 13th, 2015 AT 10:55 AM
Tiny
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The year my car was made they did not have a area to plug a tester in and I have no clue where any of those things would be to check could it also be that im low on power steering fluid sorry im not exactly a car person
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Monday, April 13th, 2015 AT 12:11 PM
Tiny
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And the car has not run fully for 5 years I got the car from my dad as a project car so when I get my licese I have a car to drive so it hasent had a tune up for quite a while
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Monday, April 13th, 2015 AT 12:19 PM
Tiny
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As far as diagnostic connector, look along lower edge of dash, between steering column and driver door, 12 pin cavity.

Yeah, check your power steering fluid and belt.
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Monday, April 13th, 2015 AT 12:22 PM
Tiny
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It has the port I have tried to use it before but this is car is one model to old to actually have the pins all it is is a plastic piece where it would go and I also dont have tester
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Monday, April 13th, 2015 AT 12:32 PM
Tiny
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Just wanted to add, picture of datalink connector. If wire in cavity B, use a jumper wire between terminals A & B. Turn key just till the dash lites come on, no further, then the mil lamp on the dash starts flashing, you count the flashes to get codes, if there are any. Your looking for two digit codes.

If it set that long, I'd check all the fluids before trying to start. Check battery and charging system. Use fresh gas. Change air and fuel filter. As far as the fuel filter, make sure no pressure on the fuel system before you take anything loose. If the vehicle is very seldom driven, there is a check list about as long as your arm. I realize this is a work in progress.
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Monday, April 13th, 2015 AT 12:44 PM
Tiny
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Well if you don't have a datalink connector. I guess we can't check codes? My biggest problem is I can't see anything from here.
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Monday, April 13th, 2015 AT 12:48 PM

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