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froggy
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heavy steering

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Hi, my S1 Xantia"s steering has started getting heavy, any ideas on why ? its not all the time. noticed that have a slight leak on the accumulator sphere, would that have anything to do with it. thanks Terry.
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Re: heavy steering

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Air in the fluid will make steering heavy and often notchy.
Check the LHM reservoir for signs of bubbles - dip a sample with a small clear container, after having driven the car.
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Re: heavy steering

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It's a Xantia, odds on it will be the UJ at the bottom of the column..... squirt some lubricant onto it from behind the driver's wheel.
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Re: heavy steering

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the steering is starting to groan a bit. sounds like uv joint is the issue.
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I would second Richards diagnosis, sounds like the UJ is trying to seize up.

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Re: heavy steering

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Check the aux belt if it's slipping as well
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Yes that too, it was a problem on the BX's and XM's.

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