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Is this something to do with the brake assist?
It very well could be a brake master cylinder issue.
all of the 1 ton and up , 3/4 ton if diesel , have hydraulic vacuum assist brake masters. that run on the power steering pump, if one part of the system is malfunctioning , it could very well effect the part of the system.
Posted on Apr 20, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
take the belt off.
disconnect the hoses connected to it.
remove the bolts holding the pump.
remove and replace the pump
be sure that you tighten up well the bolts holding the new pump
connect the hoses
put the belt on
refill the pump
turn vehicle on " keep the pump's cap off
refill as needed while turning the wheel from one side to another
" do not overfill, watch out the level marks"
tighten the pump's cap on
ready to roll
Posted on May 16, 2008
SOURCE: power steering fluid leak
The power steering pump is one of the devices that the fan belts operate. Follow all of the belts and note the pullys they run over. One of these devices will have two hoses about 1" in diameter comming out of it. Typically this is also where you fill the fluid when it is low, but not always. If you fill the fluid at a container on the side of the engine compartment, it will have a hosee that runs down to this PS pump as well.
Check for wetness along the lines especially at the terminal end of each line whre they meet the pump and where they meet the power steering box or rack. You may have to get under the car for this. If your car has a steering rack (about 2 feet long and three iN in diameter, look for fluid leaking at either end of the rack You can but rebuilt racks and have them installed by most garages. If that is the case have it done byy a garage that also does front end alignments as some adjustment in this are my be required
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
If the reservoir is full, than the pump is bad, most likely worn pump seals. Check pump hoses for any air leaks.
To bleed the power pump, turn the wheel fully left, then fully right, SEVERAL times.
This is the correct procedure to bleed the air from the pump.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
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