BRAKES AND POWER STEERING

  • Tiny
  • sugarpea421
  • 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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Friday, September 7th, 2007 AT 4:04 PM

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  • merlin2021
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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.

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Friday, September 7th, 2007 AT 4:59 PM
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  • sugarpea421
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I have already checked all of that could it be a fuse

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Friday, September 7th, 2007 AT 5:03 PM
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  • merlin2021
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Not likly. Think power steering pump.

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Friday, September 7th, 2007 AT 8:47 PM
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What is a good way to check if it is the power steering pump?

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Saturday, September 8th, 2007 AT 9:04 AM
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  • merlin2021
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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!

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Saturday, September 8th, 2007 AT 9:27 AM

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