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2001 Silverado, suddenly lost power steering and brakes, Belt and all pulleys are moving, no slipping and no noise that would indicatate slipping. fluid in brake and steering reservoirs are full. Crazy

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If you lose power brakes, the booster might be leaking. The power steering, I am not sure about.

Wish you luck on this one.

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