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    lmland Posts: 81, Reputation: 1
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    May 13, 2008, 07:06 PM
    88 Chevy has fluctuating idle and extremely low idle turning either direction.
    I have an 88 Chevy pickup. It originally started as a low idle when turning sharp either directing (and sometimes dieing) and evolved into the idle fluctuating up and down when you are straight. I don't notice this when driving, only when idling or turning. I took it to a Chevy dealer, and they said that it was a cracked engine bracket that is causing excessive load on the engine. They also said if the bracket completely broke that the engine would fail to run at all. I am just curious why it would cause a problem when you're straight and not turning. If anyone could help me figure out the problem, that would be great. They maybe right, but I want to be sure because they want 500-700.00 to fix this engine bracket. Thanks.
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    May 14, 2008, 08:16 AM
    If idle speed primarily drops when turning or, for instance, parallel parking, focus on the Power Steering Sensor, which is supposed to increase engine speed (ECU senses additional load).
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    lmland Posts: 81, Reputation: 1
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    May 14, 2008, 12:32 PM
    Yes that is what's happening, but it also happens when I'm for instance just sitting straight as an arrow at a stop light the idle is up and down even then.

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