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jerk when stopping

Post by catlover » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:26 pm

My 2004 XC70 has almost 200,000 miles and recently, when I brake to come to a complete stop, just immediately before stopping, I feel a jerk, slightly worse if it is a hard stop. I have spent a lot of money replacing front struts, ball joints, engine mounts etc. on the advice of the mechanic with no change and had a complete brake assessment with no problems identified and no answers. The only comment was that the steering rack is slightly worn. I am wondering if it is something in the transmission? The transmission oil is clean. I do a lot of driving so I am concerned that this is something serious that can leave me stranded or even cause an accident.

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Re: jerk when stopping

Post by vtl » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:44 am

Could be a worn valve body.
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Re: jerk when stopping

Post by abscate » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:11 am

Try bumping it into neutral and then make a stop to see if the jerk remains. I think that should tell you if its transmission related.
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Re: jerk when stopping

Post by JRL » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:50 am

First change out the transmission fluid and see how it is after a couple of hundred miles of driving.
No improvement? Then you need to rebuild the transmission valvebody.
Do it now, rather than later after more internal damage may boccur.
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