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Old 04-24-12, 07:40 PM
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Fuel?

Car quits when turning corner then goes again , why ?
 
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Old 04-25-12, 06:18 AM
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Year/make/model? I'm guessing you've already eliminated low fuel level in the tank. Next most likely would be a loose electrical connector that is loosing contact because of the centrifugal force of the turn. May be a tough one to track down.
 
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Old 04-25-12, 08:06 PM
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well, power steering is taking some power away from engine, and that one is prolly on its last leg. or, you have a loose wire somewhere, touched by steering components whilst turning.
 
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Hope OP comes back with year, make, model, mileage. I am not discounting lower than specified fuel pressure at this early point either.
 
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Old 04-26-12, 04:41 AM
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Could be, since his foot would be off the gas in a turn. P/S a good catch, uk; that one escaped me. I'm thinking maybe something simple like a rubbed coil wire that leans over and shorts out in the turn.
 
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My son recently had the same type of problem with his toyota - he found out that the power to the fuel pump was grounding out when the car turned under certain circumstances. Not saying that's it - just another thing to check.
 
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Old 04-27-12, 04:21 AM
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Was thinking along those lines when I penned the coil wire remark; could very well be power to fuel pump being lost.
 
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Old 04-27-12, 01:09 PM
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I had an '86 Nissan Hardbody with a v6. Same problem. They replaced everything on the top of the engine from injectors to throttle bodies, etc. Then about the 5th time I took it in, a mechanic saw on the computer a loose ground. No nut. The wire would touch and ground the computer during normal driving, but when I made a sharp turn to the left, the engine would die. It would crank back up after a couple of minutes, or whenever the wire touched the lug.
 
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Old 04-27-12, 05:52 PM
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what folks usually forget, is that power train moves A LOT during turns on front wheel drive cars. Things can easily get pinched, rubbed, twisted, and such.
 
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