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Its likely the tenisinor was the cause of the alternator problem in the first place its a big ware part leeding cause of belt failure water pump alternator power steering and ac compressers . You would be wise to replace it 96 likely has never been done .And its far cheaper then all of the above parts 20 to 30 dollars
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
Try having the fluid changed and the filter in the powersteering pump changed and that should get rid of the problem. Please rate if this helped. If the fluid is smelly and brown it needs to be flused and use lucas power steering fluid to fill it with, if it does not help then you will have to pressure test the pump output and electric control valve to see if it's failing, if not then you have a rack and pinion problem and will need to be tested to see if a clyinder is bypassing.