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Old 10-08-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
Squishy Crayons
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2005 ZX3 "turns off" when braking from high speed

I recently got a lot of work done of my '05 ZX3. Had the clutch and clutch plate replaced, the tire stabilizer links replaced, and the driver's side CV joint shaft assembly replaced.

It's still got a check engine light that I haven't had time to check out yet, but the car runs fine, except for one thing. Whenever I'm braking from a high speed in 4th or 5th, I put the car in neutral and just coast/brake to stop. But now, sometimes, the battery and oil light appear beneath the steering wheel and everything locks up. Power steering turns off and brakes become stiff. I have to turn off the car and start it up again.

So far it's only happened at red lights and turns at red lights, but it's very dangerous because I can barely turn the wheel. I don't want this to happen when I'm trying to get off the interstate of something. Any ideas what the problem could be?


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