We turned a sharp corner and lost power steering and brakes. we are ver confused and need to know why. We have done some research and came up with the pump or maybe the hydraulic systen or the solenoid. Please help us narrow it down to something.
power steering and brake failed on 1997 GMC Safari
by Visitor in Kewadin, MI on August 31, 2010
ANSWER by mastertech6371 on August 31, 2010
power steering pump runs the steering and brakes assist. you may have low fluid, pump fialure or hydro booster fialure. take it to a shop and let them tell you. each part is expensive and guessing could be even more expensive. Roy
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