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Old 05-29-2010, 10:54 PM   #1
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Steering very heavy when braking

I was driving my wife's XJ yesterday and when I was pulling into a parking spot, the steering got very heavy feeling. I was applying the brake at the same time and when I released the brake, the steering felt normal. When driving on the roads or highway, everything is normal. Only in a tight turning space. Any suggestions of what it could be?

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Old 05-29-2010, 10:55 PM   #2
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Does your wife's XJ have the AW4 in it?

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No, the NP 231 and AX15 set up.

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Well, ain't the AW4 then.

Have you tried to get it to mimic it yet. Is it a constant when slow turning or only when using the brakes?
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only happened in the parking lot. I was turning sharp into a spot with the brake on at basicly idle speed. To me it felt like the power steering had went out. I checked the fluid, it is clean and full. I can coast and turn around a corner with no problems.

The XJ did come from the factory with the AW4 if that makes a difference.

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Random idea...how it the serpentine belt? Glazed, cracked, stretched? May have slipped and not produced full grip on the PS pulley.
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The belt is in pretty good shape. Has the normal cracks on the inside, but no fraying or chunks missing.

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It's telling you not to park and go off roading!!
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I wish it were more ready for off-roading. I am currently saving for her lift kit. Currently sitting on stock size rubber.

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