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Old 10-19-2010, 11:42 PM
OreEle OreEle is offline
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Default Dying while turning

My 84 ranger (2.8L V6 Automatic) dies while turning (only on sharp turns). Sometimes after finishing the turn, the engine will start back, and some times it doesn't.

Really, all I can figure, is that something is being thrown around from the centrifugal force (I know, that is not a real force, but whatever), maybe disconnecting a sensor or something until the turn ends, the centrifugal force ends, and the sensor (or whatever is not fastened down properly) goes back to its normal position.

Anyway, any ideas from people that know more then me?
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:22 AM
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Default Re: Dying while turning

Check the wires on the pressure sensor for your power steering pump. It will be on the hose on the side (high pressure side). Either there is a problem with the wires, the connector, or the sensor. That sensor is supposed prevent the engine from stalling due to the power steering over loading the engine.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:00 PM
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I checked the wires and had autozone check the sensor and everything checked out fine.

I did find out that a hose that comes from the bottom of the engine and feeds back into the air intake hose (something with the choke) was not there. I was originally told that the hose was only there to heat the engine faster and other then that served no purpose. It turns out that hose does serve a purpose (imagine that) for allowing the choke to know how hot the engine was.

We put that back on and it seems to help keeping the engine steady, though the idle is too low and I have to turn that up (more research on that).

I don't know if this allows for any other ideas on the dying while turning, but if it turns on someone's light blub let me know.

I'll post another update after I adjust the idle.
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