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2006 6.0 Power steering/Brakes

Hey guys have a question. Driving my truck last night (2006 F250 Powerstroke) when I was pulling into my drive way applying brakes everything felt weird and very hard to steer. The next day brakes seemed ok they do feel odd sometimes like a vibration feeling in the pedal but i do not have power steering at idle or very low rpms. PS pump is not making any noises, i have no leaks and fluids are full...So brakes feel odd sometimes driving, no power steering at low rpms fine while driving... Any ideas? Please help... thanks again guys..

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IIRC the brake booster and PS booster share the same pressure (somewhat). When doing both at times there is a los of feeling in the steering. I don't understand the full nature of this issue but it's not uncommon. Sometimes it's scary.......


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so what do you think my problem is now?

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As far as the PS is concerned I think it's the nature of the beast. Wish I understood the system better to explain the issue better.

For the brakes it could be you are just more aware of what's going on. Best test I use for the brakes is on a road that the truck will track fairly straight and true without needing any steering wheel input. Then at a speed up to 55MPH I just apply the brakes in a firm manner. As long as the truck stays driving straight while braking that solves any issue were one brake is not applying properly.

For pulsing I pull the tires and check the disc/pads. Any grooves, gouges, warping or other visual/felt problem can cause issues. Without being an expert you can replace parts or just live with it till you get it fixed. Maybe flushing the fluid could help.


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My truck did the exact same thing and two days later my power steering pump went out completely and had to replace it, after i installed the new pump everything was back to normal. Hope this helps

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I know this is a old post but I've went through 4 powersteering pumps within a year no hard driving or anything rough on the truck. Does anyone know what might be cause these pumps to keep failing. I'm getting tired of replacing them
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