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BMW X3 2006.. 4x4 light on.. steering at a stop feels fine..

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BMW X3 2006.. 4x4 light on.. steering at a stop feels fine.. as I add gas the wheels slip and feels like the brakes are being applied.. car feels fine in a straight line and turning under 45degrees..
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Hi I have a BMW X3 2006 and my 4x4 light just came on.. I think it may be the steering sensor.. the car drives fine straight, and slips and groans when making turns.. the steering feels fine at a complete stop, but slow tight turns, feel like the brakes are being applied.
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
The feeling is the brakes are being applied when I make a three point turn, making me have to give more gas. Once I straighten the wheel the car runs normal.. also during tight turns the wheels slip.. I’m now making 5-6 point turns
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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 6 months ago

Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you

these symptoms suggest a problem with the transfer case, not likely the steering angle sensor

you will need to have the fault logs read from the car as a next step to confirm.

Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

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