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WEMKAY 12-29-2012 10:38 PM

Odd problem, car dies.
When I turn all the way to the left or right while moving the ! Light turns on and sometimes the car dies. But if I make the turn slowly or if the car is stopped It's just fine.

I'm getting tired of this car and I still have $4500 on the loan to pay.

WEMKAY 12-29-2012 11:50 PM

I think I'm just gonna drop it off at a Ford dealership tomorrow and pay the man to fix it.

WEMKAY 12-30-2012 11:00 AM

Don't know if this could be related, but I had a similar problem a while back where the car would refuse to start... We ended up cleaning off the negative and positive terminals and the negative ground and boom everything back to normal.

The wires and positive terminals are pretty corroded. Think that could be related?

WEMKAY 12-31-2012 07:39 PM

Got the car back. Replaced pos/neg terminals and wiring. Paid too much. Fingers crossed

WEMKAY 01-02-2013 08:50 AM

I can say with few reservations that this has indeed solved the problem, meaning the problem was electrical in nature.

Thanks for the ideas that were PM'd to me. It was unrelated to the power steering or fuel system as some suspected.

I'm sure I'll have a few more mysteries in the future. This is my first post-2000 vehicle and I'm quickly learning that It's no longer as simple as taking a look under the hood. I miss my 80's and 90's cars. You could diagnose a problem with those quickly.

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