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1997 Chevrolet Malibu - Stalls

I have a stalling problem when I make slow turns going on to the road by vehicle stalls and shows a battery and oil lamps light uh I turn off the vehicle and then turn it back on it it starts up again and drives fine

Your car should always show battery and oil pressure lights when the engine stalls. Is your check engine light on?

The stalling problem might be due to a faulty power steering pressure sensor.

When the steering wheel is turned during low speeds, the hydraulic pressure of the power steering system puts a load on the engine.

This sensor informs the computer that this pressure is occurring, and the computer then commands the Idle Air Control valve to bump the idle speed up to prevent the engine from stalling.

https://www.1aauto.com/power-steering-pressure-sensor/c/203

Tester

The engine could just be idling too slow for some reason also. The 2.4 L engine I’m pretty sure uses an idle air control valve. If you have the 2.4 L engine, that may need replacement or service.