RPM Surge while turning steering wheel-Anybody else notice it?

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RPM Surge while turning steering wheel-Anybody else notice it?

Postby Lcart00 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:48 am

My 07 Vibe is the second I have owned and quite frankly not near the vehicle my first year was. Fit and finish is cheaper looking than the first one, not detailed in any event. I have noticed while sitting still with the motor running, If I turn the steering wheel the engine speed goes up about 500 RPMs. It is just enough to feel it against the brake pedal. Just me or has anyone else noticed it?
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Postby BlueCrush » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:57 am

Mine has always done that a well. Same with our Aztek.
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Postby lovemyraffe » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:25 am

Mine does it too. Not 500 rpms but it does increase the rpms. It makes sense, because when you turn the wheel it activates the power steering pump and requires a little bit of energy to do so.

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Postby Lcart00 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:50 am

My first one did slightly as well, about like when the A/C was turned on
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Postby jkm311 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:54 am

I especially notice this during the winter months. It's my subtle way of increasing the RPMs to help the engine warm up faster, since I never immediately put my Vibe in gear until the engine has warmed up.

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