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In the first part of a 3 point turn, as the steering wheel was turned to it's extreme left my Terrain stalled. Has anyone else experienced a problem like this? Is it a fuel issue? Power steering? Electrical? Luckily, I was in a parking lot and not out on the road. Any input would be appreciated.
 
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YES, Once I was making a sharp right, wheel cranked all the way pulling in to a parking space and it stalled.

If you crank the wheel fast putting a strong load and it just has the perfect timing where you're also slowing abruptly...it stalls....but the timing has to just be right.

This would also happen time to time on a 99 Grand Am I used to drive as well. Maybe every 3-5 months or so. The only way I can explain it is... It just seems to be something with the timing of putting a load on the power steering pump while the car is abruptly slowing and perhaps dropping down a gear and in neutral (only for a moment)...or maybe still in a higher gear (and no foot on the gas)... it stalls the engine.

This is common...another GM defect that hasn't been fixed yet in the past ...how many decades???? since they've been using power steering?

I bet you nobody with an I4 Electric steering will report this problem, but lots with a V6 and hydraulic sterring!
 

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You should never hold a car with hydraulic power steering in the extreme locked position. It will put extra strain on the pump and doing this regularly can cause damage. If you hit the end of the rotation cycle of the wheel, just back off a bit!
 

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Distance... you should put your vehicle details in your sig. The two different engines have different power steering systems so indicate which engine you have.

I imagine you have the V6 and like marges said strain on the pump caused the engine to stall.
 
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