When I am in park I can turn the steering wheel without a problem. While in park and I apply the brakes, they pulses. When I shift into reverse or drive my brakes engage and my steering wheel is hard to turn. When in reverse or drive and I turn my steering wheel, my brakes engage. Can this be failed hydro booster?
Bad Hydro Booster on 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 2500
by BRINCE in Paso Robles, CA on March 13, 2009
ANSWER by Russ on March 20, 2009
Your symptoms are a bit vague. You say when you shift into reverse or drive your brakes engage - is that correct? That means when you take your foot off of the brake in reverse or drive the brakes won't release and the truck won't move. The next line states that when you turn the steering wheel the brakes engage - but they were already engaged as you said in the line before. It sounds to me like you may have a power steering pump that cannot handle the load of both the brakes and the steering at the same time. Please provide more information if you can.