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My boost hydro keeps popping up a window that says unfortunately, play store has stopped. How can I fix this myself? Please help!

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I ran into the same difficulty and found myself looking in the same places. With rare exception, if the master cylinder and booster are not leaking, look else ware. Aged front disk calipers caused my difficulty. They can bind due to the daily heat generated from breaking. My wife is either on the gas or the breaks and I'm always battling warped rotors, cooked shoes, and the constant drone "the breaks are funny". A good check is to push the pistons back into the caliper casting. If you feel you're forcing them, they should be replaced. Calipers deteriorate and are not a lifetime item. I got my last set from Advanced Auto for $15 each w/ lifetime guarantee (rebuilt). Two bolts, carefully disconnect the break line and don't over tighten, get a helpful son or good friend with a six-pack to push the petal for bleeding and you should be good to go.

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You need to either have the hydro-booster rebuilt or buy a new one.

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Can someone tell me if the hydro boost could


Depends on the car and the problem.
The hydro-boost gets pressure from the power steering pump on some models, so the pump could affect the hydro-boost but usually not the other way around. You could disconnect the hydro-boost lines and the power steering should still work.

Sep 19, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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2001 Silverado 2500 HD Why Rear brakes don't work after I installed new hydro-boost power booster, master cylinder, calipers, and pads. I bled master cylinder before installing, and brakes beginn


Hello Patricia,

Have you checked the master brake cylinder reservoir for brake fluid loss?

I don't suspect the master cylinder as you have replaced it... but am more suspect of a leaking brake line or fitting which should have
been discovered when you had the system bled.

The only time I ever had a rear brake problem with a 2500 series Chevrolet was due to seized rear brake caliper guide pins...as your calipers are also new that is not your problem.

If your brake pedal feels spongy and travels to the floor board you have air in the system, a brake fluid leak or a failure in the power steering system, such as a broken hose, broken power steering pump drive belt, or failed pump, would result in a loss of pressure to both the hydro-boost and steering.

Find more information here:

. Hydro Boost Power Assist Systems Operation Diagnosis and Repair

Jul 23, 2017 | 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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2001 chevy tahoe vacum hoeses for power steering


Hello! There are power steering fluid in/out hoses but no vacuum lines...It sounds as if the pump needs to be bled of air or the belt is loose...Belt should move about 1/2 to 3/4"...Bleeding is as follows...
Guru...saailer

    ImportantPower steering fluid level must be maintained throughout bleed procedure.
  1. Fill pump reservoir with fluid to minimum system level, FULL COLD level, or middle of hash mark on cap stick fluid level indicator.
  2. ImportantWith hydro-boost only, the oil level will appear falsely high if the hydro-boost accumulator is not fully charged. Do not apply the brake pedal with the engine OFF. This will discharge the hydro-boost accumulator.
  3. If equipped with hydro-boost, fully charge the hydro-boost accumulator using the following procedure:
  4. 2.1. Start the engine.2.2. Firmly apply the brake pedal 10-15 times.2.3. Turn the engine OFF.
  5. Raise the vehicle until the front wheels are off the ground. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.
  6. Key on engine OFF, turn the steering wheel from stop to stop 12 times.
  7. Vehicles equipped with hydro-boost systems or longer length power steering hoses may require turns up to 15 to 20 stop to stops.
  8. Verify power steering fluid level per operating specification. Refer to Checking and Adding Power Steering Fluid .
  9. Start the engine. Rotate steering wheel from left to right. Check for sign of cavitation or fluid aeration (pump noise/whining).
  10. Verify the fluid level. Repeat the bleed procedure if necessary.

May 03, 2012 | 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Power steering and brakes dont work are they connected somehow and how would i fix this problem


Hello cindygariepy: My name is Roger and I will help you. Yes they are connected. The truck uses a brake system called Hydra-Boost. There is no vacuum booster like the cars use. Hydro-boost brakes use the power steering system as a source of power assist for the brakes. You need to check to make sure the fan belt is still on the engine. Should the belt brake you will loose power steering and brakes. Next check to make sure the power steering has fluid. If you have a leak in the power steering system and the system is extremely low you will loose steering and brakes. Generally when the system is low you hear a noisy growl when turning the steering wheel. These are the usual problems that occur when you loose both the power steering and brakes at the same time. There is one other part that could cause the condition . That would be a hydro-boost failure. If it fails there would be a lot of fluid leaking at the driver side of the vehicle in front of the driver seat outside on the ground. Power steering fluid is a clear oil. Should you need further help please just ask. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger

Nov 20, 2010 | 2002 GMC Safari

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My brakes and power-steering are not working. The brake pedal is hard, but the brakes will not engage. The power steering was not working at the same time. It has brake fluid, but when I took the power...


Yes, your brakes are boosted by the power steering pump rather than by vacuum. I don't think it's air in the system. More likely your pump has failed, but you can try bleeding the pump. Here is a procedure from autozone.com:

Observe the following:
Use clean, new power steering fluid type only Hoses touching the frame, body or engine may cause system noise. Verify that the hoses do not touch any other part of the vehicle. Loose connections may not leak, but could allow air into the steering system. Verify that all hose connections are tight.


NOTE Power steering fluid level must be maintained throughout bleed procedure.

  1. Fill pump reservoir with fluid to minimum system level, FULL COLD level, or middle of hash mark on cap stick fluid level indicator.
    NOTE With hydro-boost only, the oil level will appear falsely high if the hydro-boost accumulator is not fully charged. Do not apply the brake pedal with the engine OFF . This will discharge the hydro-boost accumulator.
  2. If equipped with hydro-boost, fully charge the hydro-boost accumulator using the following procedure:
    1. Start the engine.
    2. Firmly apply the brake pedal 10-15 times.
    3. Turn the engine OFF

  3. Raise the vehicle until the front wheels are off the ground.
  4. With key in the ON position and the engine OFF , turn the steering wheel from stop to stop 12 times. Vehicles equipped with hydro-boost systems or longer length power steering hoses may require turns up to 15 to 20 stop to stops.
  5. Verify power steering fluid level per operating specification.
  6. Start the engine. Rotate steering wheel from left to right. Check for sign of cavitation or fluid aeration (pump noise/whining).
  7. Verify the fluid level. Repeat the bleed procedure if necessary.

Observe the following:



Use clean, new power steering fluid type only Hoses touching the frame, body or engine may cause system noise. Verify that the hoses do not touch any other part of the vehicle. Loose connections may not leak, but could allow air into the steering system. Verify that all hose connections are tight.
NOTE Power steering fluid level must be maintained throughout bleed procedure.
  1. Fill pump reservoir with fluid to minimum system level, FULL COLD level, or middle of hash mark on cap stick fluid level indicator.
    NOTE With hydro-boost only, the oil level will appear falsely high if the hydro-boost accumulator is not fully charged. Do not apply the brake pedal with the engine OFF . This will discharge the hydro-boost accumulator.
  2. If equipped with hydro-boost, fully charge the hydro-boost accumulator using the following procedure:
    1. Start the engine.
    2. Firmly apply the brake pedal 10-15 times.
    3. Turn the engine OFF

  3. Raise the vehicle until the front wheels are off the ground.
  4. With key in the ON position and the engine OFF , turn the steering wheel from stop to stop 12 times. Vehicles equipped with hydro-boost systems or longer length power steering hoses may require turns up to 15 to 20 stop to stops.
  5. Verify power steering fluid level per operating specification.
  6. Start the engine. Rotate steering wheel from left to right. Check for sign of cavitation or fluid aeration (pump noise/whining).
  7. Verify the fluid level. Repeat the bleed procedure if necessary.

Oct 24, 2010 | 2005 Chevrolet Silverado

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Two power stearing pumps broke replacing the third now one lasted 1yr other one lasted 3 month both shaft broke why what about hydro boost


theres a mojor problem with these pumps, the shaft fractures it was a defect build call your dealer theres a revised pump to replace these and may be under warranty. they are also paying customer back for repairs.hydro boost also uses a power steering pump, the diffrence is theres no vaccum booster in hydro boost the brakes are power with the power steering pump, next thing is try useing a dealer part and make sure the pulleys are all lined up and replace the pulley on the pump also. hope this helps.

Feb 18, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet 3500

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I replaced the hydro boost on my 2000 2500 silverado because the original one was leaking.since then the brakes seem to have no power or boost.i purchased the reman. from o'reileys.do you think the reman...


It could be defective it just gets install make sure you have enough power steering fluid at the power steering pump, I have tow trucks with hydro boosters and they just get install and that's it. return it and get another one.Hope this was very helpful.

Jan 30, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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Lost power steering and brakes on 96 Astro


Hello altgraph1: My name is Roger and I can help. The power steering and the brakes are directly connected. If the power steering pump fails you will also loose the brake assist. This vehicle does not have a vacuum booster you have a hydro-boost brake system. This unit uses the power steering pressure to assist the stopping of the vehicle. You will need special tools to determine if the power steering pump failed or if the hydro-boost system failed. Most likely the power steering pump failed. How ever to be sure it should be tested first. Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer you received. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger

Oct 28, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Astro

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2000 FORD EXCURSION POWER STEERING


How does the hydro boost fell "funny" - does the brake pedal go to the floor? Do the brakes lock up? engage immediatly? Does the brake light stay on, come on while brakes are applied? Have a diagnostics test done on it at a local auto parts store (usually a free service; stores may vary) and see if any codes show up. If so, the person submitting the test can tell you what the code(s) mean, and what to do to fix the problem.

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