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2001 2500 Ram 24 valve Diesel. Going down the road the brakes and steering both went out at the same time. Local Mechanic said both are on the same vaccum line and that goes both go out leaving you parked in your neighbors ditch. Is he right? Whats the solution to this and is it a recall? Seems insane to put the two most critical systems on one part that can fail if thats what the problem is.

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There is no recall on your truck (it's 10 years old) And your mechanic is correct your brake booster relies on pressure from your power steering pump. Check hose from power steering pump to booster one is either broke or cracked.

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