97 Cirrus Problem, Need Help

Discussion in 'Cirrus' started by Clooch21, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Clooch21

    Clooch21 Guest

    Sorry for the long post, just trying to be as detailed as possible.

    I have been having issues with 97 Cirrus, which has around 84K miles
    on it. Friday I drove home from school which is about 3 1/2 hours
    away, no problems. But later that night I was out and I went to make a
    right turn and the steering wheel locked up, the engine died, and I
    was unable to push the brakes in hardly at all. I forced the brakes
    down as much as I could so the car finally stopped, put the car in
    park, and started the car. It took just a little longer than normal
    for the car to roll over. Once I had the car started I was able to
    drive about 5 blocks made a left turn and drove 2 more blocks. I went
    to make a right turn again and experienced the same symptoms I
    mentioned earlier. Once again, I re-started it and everything was fine

    Next morning when I went to test it, I experienced the same issues
    everytime I turned or had to come to a complete stop. This lasted for
    about 5 mins, go-stop, restart the car, go-top, restart the car etc.
    but then after abotu 5 mins. all the symptoms were gone again. No
    problems for the rest of the day Saturday. No problems at all Sunday.
    I drove back to school tonight without any problems at all until I got
    into town and had to turn right at a stop light. Then the car shuts
    down and I experience the same symptoms again. I had already been
    through numerous lights on the trip and had made numerous right turns
    as well.

    It’s really bizarre. I replaced the altenator one year ago. All of my
    belts are fine. I’m wondering what the hell could be wrong. Might I
    have a short in the steering column? Of course when this happens all
    the lights on dash pop up, oil, check engine etc.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.
    Clooch21, Feb 7, 2007
  2. Unless someone else chimes in who is more familiar with the car, I would say
    time for a major tune up. Vacuum hoses, throttle body and AIS/IAC cleaning
    plugs and wires, EGR valve, etc. Also check the power steering pressure
    switch (if it has one) that tells the computer when you turn the wheels so
    it can compensate for the increased load on the engine. You didn't say
    which engine the car has.
    Daniel Who Wants to Know, Feb 9, 2007
  3. Clooch21

    maxpower Guest

    " Sorry for the long post, just trying to be as detailed as possible" The
    engine size was left out!!!

    Either way it sounds like you have a wire shorting out someone on turns, I
    would suggest a scan tool to read the inputs and outputs to the PCM

    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
    maxpower, Feb 10, 2007
  4. Clooch21

    Clooch21 Guest

    yeah it’s a v6... thanks for the imput..

    Clooch21, Feb 13, 2007
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