Originally Posted by MStar
Its the power steering pump..if you turn the wheel full lock it can "choke" or "slow" the flow of power steering fluid from the resevoir to the pump..this is why you should never turn the steering wheel all the way to full lock..or you can damage you power steering pump..
I always turn part way.. even if it means another forward-reverse manuever in a U-turn,, its worth it
Thanks for the input... I'm going to be more observant of reason why it's happening... but I take the same U-turn in a Honda and no problem there. It feels kind of like you said("Choking"
)... but no way can I can go forward-reverse at a light. No real reason it should happen in THIS car for a U-turn.