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Old 03-01-2012, 03:19 AM
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Loss of brakes and steering??WTF?

Enroute to work this morning lost all power steering and 99% of brakes.Limped into parking lot and there was fluid leaking from driver side everywhere(red,assume steering fluid).What am I looking at here?Power steering box?Hose popped off?Any common problems with this kinda thing?Couldn't look to hard had to get picked up to head to work!
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:38 AM
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You have a power steering booster that is leaking, it is mounted with the brake booster and master cylinder.
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You have a power steering booster that is leaking, it is mounted with the brake booster and master cylinder.
Am I looking at a large repair cost?
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:07 AM
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Could be any of the above. Brakes and PS are tied into the same pressure. I had a PS hose blow out last summer on my 7.3 and it wasn't too bad of a repair bill. You never know until you find the culprit or get someone else to diagnose.
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You have to look before you throw estimates at it. We could say it'd only be the cost of what you lost and a new cap, or $1,000 for new pump, lines, brake booster, fluid, everything.
ATF is used in the PS system which also hydroboosts the brake booster.
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Hopefully it is a hose, but if it is the booster it aint cheap.
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One of my lines on my ps blew pulling into my drive way. It's. Little scary when it catches u off gaurd lol. Check you lines first mine was rubbing on the shock tower and it rubbed enough to wear down that part of the hose and it blew. Was like 40 bucks for the hose took me 10 min to fix.


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Step #1. Isolate the source of your power steering leak. Step #2. Repair the source of the leak and refill the system as necessary. As far as cost, it depends on what the source of the leak is.
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Thanks guys for your advice,its at my cousins shop,ill know tomorrow what it is!!
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:25 AM
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So a bolt from steering box snapped,that what caused the loss of fluid.Put a new bolt on and gasket kit,back on the road!....brakes still feel spongy tho and steering is still makin a little noise,maybe fluids gotta be topped up?
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