Sorry for the long post, just trying to be as detailed as possible.\n\nI have been having issues with 97 Cirrus, which has around 84K miles\non it. Friday I drove home from school which is about 3 1/2 hours\naway, no problems. But later that night I was out and I went to make a\nright turn and the steering wheel locked up, the engine died, and I\nwas unable to push the brakes in hardly at all. I forced the brakes\ndown as much as I could so the car finally stopped, put the car in\npark, and started the car. It took just a little longer than normal\nfor the car to roll over. Once I had the car started I was able to\ndrive about 5 blocks made a left turn and drove 2 more blocks. I went\nto make a right turn again and experienced the same symptoms I\nmentioned earlier. Once again, I re-started it and everything was fine\nagain.\n\nNext morning when I went to test it, I experienced the same issues\neverytime I turned or had to come to a complete stop. This lasted for\nabout 5 mins, go-stop, restart the car, go-top, restart the car etc.\nbut then after abotu 5 mins. all the symptoms were gone again. No\nproblems for the rest of the day Saturday. No problems at all Sunday.\nI drove back to school tonight without any problems at all until I got\ninto town and had to turn right at a stop light. Then the car shuts\ndown and I experience the same symptoms again. I had already been\nthrough numerous lights on the trip and had made numerous right turns\nas well.\n\nIt’s really bizarre. I replaced the altenator one year ago. All of my\nbelts are fine. I’m wondering what the hell could be wrong. Might I\nhave a short in the steering column? Of course when this happens all\nthe lights on dash pop up, oil, check engine etc.\n\nAny input would be greatly appreciated.