I have a leak in the power steering and alot of play in the steering wheel drivn on 1992 Chevrolet Suburban 2500

I have had powersteering leaking for a long time but now I have way too much play in the steering wheel along with alot of shaking from the front end as driving. My breaks also lock up on me when it is cold or raining, never when it is hot. I can see the leak spots on the ground and also inside the engine there is alot of fluid. I am a single mom who does not know at all what to do and has little money to do anything. please help me. Kim

by in Antioch, CA on October 18, 2011
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ANSWER by , October 18, 2011
Sounds to me like you need to do some well overdue maintenance. The loose front end is most likely the pitman arm, idler arm and maybe the centerlink and tierods. They wear out and need to be replaced. Front end repair plus the alignment is well over $800.00 Find the PS leak now! Fluids ruin all the rubber suspension bushings over time. How much pad material is remaining? You might just need a simple $200.00 brake job.
COMMENT by , October 19, 2011
Thank you and WOW thats alot of money and work.... crap Im stuck on that one... as for the pads, they are new and I have had them changed 2xs in the last year. Nothing is working to stop them locking up... Thank you again for the info
ANSWER by , October 18, 2011
Sounds like two different problems, the loose steering is most likely in one of the many steering parts as for the shaking that might be brakes if it shakes while applying the brakes or wheel balance if it shakes a t 40 mph / 60mph No charge inspection 947-2555 Andre or Bart
COMMENT by , October 19, 2011
Thank you I will be calling for an inspection... as for the shaking it shakes while driving...