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Old 05-17-2011, 08:09 PM
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need help asap!

I test drove an 03 F-250 today, 6.0 123k miles 4" lift, 4x4, auto, etc... anyways i love everything about the truck... except as i went to turn around, the brakes were hard as a rock and would barely slow the truck down, then the power steering stopped working. once i struggled to get the big turd turned around, everything seemed to work fine again.... has this happened to anyone else? is it a fairly simple fix or cheap/spendy? like i said, i really like the truck and dont want a possible $250 part scare me off, but i dont know what may have caused it. thanks!
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:33 PM
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Bad hydroboost
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:02 PM
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That would be my answer as well.
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is that a spendy repair if you do it yourself? and is it a fairly common thing to go bad?
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also, how does the system work? i looked up some parts and everything was brake related, not steering. would a bad hydroboost cause the loss of power steering too then?
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:13 AM
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sorry for so many questions! but could it be the power steering pump instead? or maybe both the PS pump and hydroboost?
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:39 AM
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My father in laws truck did the same thing. He had to put one of these on. You can do it yourself but its a little more than a 250.00 part.
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It is most likely the hydroboost pump.
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think the power steering pump should be replaced too?
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