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2006 f350 brake fluid empty, refill, pedal goes to floor and fluid squirts from power steering cap when brake pedal is applied?

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Is this a hydroboost brake system ?

Posted on Aug 11, 2017

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  • wizard611939 Aug 12, 2017

    yes it is

  • Robert Wood
    Robert Wood Aug 12, 2017

    How many miles are on the system ? Have either the steering pump or hydroboost been replaced ?

  • wizard611939 Aug 14, 2017

    300,000 no and no

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SOURCE: Suddenly leaking power steering fluid, reservoir empty

The best bet is its trans oil. The gearbox has crushable washers/gaskets, the bolts may just need to be tightened slightly to crush the gasket and seal.

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SOURCE: power steering cap location Pontiac G6 3.5L

it is located on the passengerside under the altenator closest to the firewall. make sure the vehicle is turned off reach in under the altenator and you should feel the cap.

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SOURCE: Brake pedal goes down to floor. Putting brake fluid doesn't solve problem. Vehicle must coast to a complete stop.

First look for obvious leaks under the vehicle, especially the inside area of each wheel... If you see fluid, you have either a blown cylinder seal or a bad line (check the rubber hoses to the front and back brakes too) Repair the offending part and bleed the air out of the system... (remember to clean pads or shoes if they have fluid on them)... If you see no hint of leakage anywhere, then suspect the master cylinder... if you remove the master cylinder, check and make sure that it didn't leak fluid into the brake booster diaphragm (Brake fluid will destroy the booster)... as in any repair when you open the system (lose fluid), you will need to bleed out the air to restore function... hope this helps...;-)

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SOURCE: brake pedal dropping to floor

do u have the antilock brake bleeding tool? if not you will need to have the dealer bleed the brakes, the ABS control valve must be electricaly held open to bleed the brakes there of course is a special tool for this.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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SOURCE: My Power Steering fluid is low, I want to add

they have no place to fill power steering fluid it uses brake fluid and power steering fluid for both systems the electric power steering fluid system is joke if its broke you have to spend 1200$ PLUS TO FIX PROBLEM I HERE LOTS OF PEOPLE HAVING PROBLEM WITH IT WORKING ONE MINUTE NOT THE NEXT UNTIL IT KILLS SOMEONE IT WONT BE FIXED IT SHOULD BE RECALLED AND THENTHE SYSTEM SHOULD NEVER BE USED AGAIN CHEVY KNOWS OF PROBLEM BUT WONT FIX PROBLEM BECAUSE ITS TOO EXPENSIVE SOUNDS JUST LIKE TOYOTA UNTIL THE COST OF LAWSUITS OUTWEIGH THE PAYOUT ON CLAIMS THEY WONT DO NOTHING WE PEOPLE NEED TO FILE SUIT SO PEOPLE DONT DIE BECAUSE OF THE GREED OF BIG COMPANIES TURNING THERE NOSE UP UNTIL SOMETHING OR SOMEONE CHALLENGES THEM IM NOT ASKING NOTHING MORE BUT FIX THE PROBLEM FREE NO MORE NO LESS AND BYE THE WAY EVERYONE IS COMPLAING OF CLUNKING SOUNDS WHEN TURNING DUE TO ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH STEERING SYSTEM NO WONDER PEOPLE DONT BUY AMERICAN CARS ANYMORE

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Fill the cylinder as much as you can -- replace the cover and cover holder.

Have one person pump up the brakes several pumps and then hold the brake pedal down with pressure while the other goes to the wheel and open & close up the bleeder valve - the pedal should then go to the floor.... Repeat as needed.,. keep in mind you will be loosing brake fluid and may have to refill.

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First of all, jack the car's front end up and take the front tires off. Take the lid off of the brake fluid reservoir under the hood of your car. Make sure there is the proper amount of fluid in the reservoir. Put about 1-1 1/2" of brake fluid in the coffee can, and set it under the tire on the side you'll be working on first. Take the length of hose and put one end of it in the coffee can, and attach the other end to the bleeder valve on the back side of the brake caliper. Use the wrench and loosen the bleeder, but do not take it all the way out. Now, get in the car and pump the brake pedal slowly, all the way to the floor, and all the way back up. After a few pumps, check the fluid level in the reservoir. If needed, add some. Pump the brake pedal a few more times, repeat the process again. Then, with the hose still attached and the other end in the can, close the bleeder valve and do the same process to the other side. If needed, you can reuse the fluid that comes out of the lines into the can. Replace the lid on the reservoir.

If you have help, just open the bleeder and have your helper slowly push the brake pedal to the floor, while you catch the fluid in the can that squirts out. Have your helper hold the pedal on the floor while you close the bleeder. If you're helper releases the pedal before you close the bleeder, that will **** air back into the system. Fill the reservoir, and repeat. Do this until the pedal gets hard. :)

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What are the proper steps to bleeding your brakes on a 1990 vw golf deisel


For left hand drive vehicles: (If the car does not have ABS system you do not need any diagnostic equipment!)

IMPORTANT NOTE: You need using diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector of the car in order to bleed the ABS block. Follow instructions by scantool equipment for bleeding the ABS block.


1. This bleeding procedure requires two people. Remove the brake system reservoir cap, and fill up with new brake fluid until "MAX" level is reached.
2. Lift the car, or use a channel for access under vehicle.
3. Put the gearbox in "N" - Neutral position, or in "P" - Parking position for automatic transmission.
4. Start the engine and push the brake pedal firmly for 4 - 5 times to the floor, and maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor.
5. Begin with the rear right wheel. Another person remove the dust cap and loose the brake caliper bleeding screw until the brake pedal goes to the floor. At this moment maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor, engine idling, and tight the brake caliper bleeding screw. Use a plastic hose: one end connected to the brake caliper bleeding screw, and another end inside a recovery bottle for used brake fluid.
6. Repeat steps no.#4 and no.#5 until no air flows through the brake caliper bleeding screw. Tight the brake caliper bleeding screw, and put the dust cap in their place.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All the time check the brake fluid level in the brake system reservoir, and fill up if necessary!

7. Push the brake pedal firmly for 4 - 5 times to the floor, and maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor, engine idling.
8. Continue with the rear left wheel. Another person remove the dust cap and loose the brake caliper bleeding screw until the brake pedal goes to the floor. At this moment maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor, engine idling, and tight the brake caliper bleeding screw. Use a plastic hose: one end connected to the brake caliper bleeding screw, and another end inside a recovery bottle for used brake fluid.
9. Repeat steps no.#7 and no.#8 until no air flows through the brake caliper bleeding screw. Tight the brake caliper bleeding screw, and put the dust cap in their place.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All the time check the brake fluid level in the brake system reservoir, and fill up if necessary!

10. Push the brake pedal firmly for 4 - 5 times to the floor, and maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor, engine idling.
11. Continue with the front right wheel. Another person remove the dust cap and loose the brake caliper bleeding screw until the brake pedal goes to the floor. At this moment maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor, engine idling, and tight the brake caliper bleeding screw. Use a plastic hose: one end connected to the brake caliper bleeding screw, and another end inside a recovery bottle for used brake fluid.
12. Repeat steps no.#10 and no.#11 until no air flows through the brake caliper bleeding screw. Tight the brake caliper bleeding screw, and put the dust cap in their place.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All the time check the brake fluid level in the brake system reservoir, and fill up if necessary!

13. Push the brake pedal firmly for 4 - 5 times to the floor, and maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor, engine idling.
14. Continue with the front left wheel. Another person remove the dust cap and loose the brake caliper bleeding screw until the brake pedal goes to the floor. At this moment maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor, engine idling, and tight the brake caliper bleeding screw. Use a plastic hose: one end connected to the brake caliper bleeding screw, and another end inside a recovery bottle for used brake fluid.
15. Repeat steps no.#13 and no.#14 until no air flows through the brake caliper bleeding screw. Tight the brake caliper bleeding screw, and put the dust cap in their place.
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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.

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