Mechanics

BRAKES AND POWER STEERING

Chevrolet Astro

The brakes and power steering went out at the same time, I have an astro 1996 chevy van. Any idea what could be the problem
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Sugarpea421
September 7, 2007.



Check the power steering reservoir, Your van has the hydro-boost power booster, it runs off the power steering, not vacuum! Check fluid and belts.

Merlin2021
Sep 7, 2007.
I have already checked all of that could it be a fuse

Tiny
Sugarpea421
Sep 7, 2007.
Not likly. Think power steering pump.

Merlin2021
Sep 7, 2007.
What is a good way to check if it is the power steering pump?

Tiny
Sugarpea421
Sep 8, 2007.
Disconnect a high pressure hose and plce end in a bucket, have a helper start the car, fluid should come out of the hose with a lot af force! Be prepared to turn on and off quickly!

Merlin2021
Sep 8, 2007.