Power steering not working

Tiny
CHRISJ35
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  • 1994 CHEVROLET TRUCK
  • 6.5L
  • V8
  • TURBO
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 240,000 MILES
My truck acts like there is no power steering fluid or brake fluid, which makes it hard to stop and turn. I need to know if low oil could cause this.
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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 AT 9:35 AM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Are you referring to engine oil? Those are not related. I suspect your truck uses the hydro-boost power brake system. That runs on pressurized power steering fluid. The best suspect is a worn power steering pump. If you are asking if this can be caused by low power steering fluid, that is an integral part of the system, so of course it cannot work if the level is low enough that air is being sucked in.
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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 AT 11:14 AM
Tiny
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The power steering is in between the marks on the dip stick. The truck is 1994 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 it is a turbo diesel. I am not sure where the power steering pump is to check if it is bad.
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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 AT 12:13 PM
Tiny
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Hello,

It sounds like the pump is bad here is a guide that will help you change it out.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-power-steering-pump

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Friday, July 7th, 2017 AT 12:29 PM
Tiny
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  • 1991 CHEVROLET TRUCK
Steering problem
1991 Chevy Truck 200000 miles

My power steering wont work when I turn except if I rev the motor while turning if I dont their is no powersteering at all do I need a new pump
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Friday, July 7th, 2017 AT 7:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Have you checked your power steering fluid level?
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Friday, July 7th, 2017 AT 7:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The clue to a weak power steering pump is the power assist comes back when raising engine speed.
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Monday, July 10th, 2017 AT 11:02 PM

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