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Q: hit my brakes hard loud pop brakes went out on 1998 Dodge Ram 1500

I was driving around 45-50 when i had to hard brake i heard a loud pop and realized i had no brakes unless i put both my feet on the brake peddle and pushed it to the ground nothing is leaking from the truck but my ac also went out after my brakes did
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Sounds like a strange coincidence , but maybe a belt broke and damaged a brake line . If your brakes have 'hydro-boost' then your power assist would have gone out but you should have also lost your power steering I believe. DEFINITELY don't drive it! Check your brake fluid reservoir and check underneath for wet spot around any wheels to get an idea of where the leak is , if any. Without power assist it can feel like you have no brakes.
we checked everything was full absolutely no leaking im taking it to the shop but i wanted a idea since i have had a few places try to rip me off in the past it sounded like the right front drivers side that did the loud boom or pop when i hit my brakes hard also my brakes worked fine up until the hard braking and loud Boom or whatever the noise was then my brakes were screwed it felt like i had to push down all the way to stop and my steering was fine could it be a brake pad snapped or a hose?
Don't know your skill level but you can
pinch off the rubber flex hose that goes
to the caliper,then push brake pedal if now
good ped.that side is where
do both front&rear if needed. Can use visegrips
but don't clamp in excess,can get it pretty tight though.Once you
find problem area look very close at all componets you will see the trouble!
Proven old school fix!!! It works every time.
Did you ever find out what it was because I had same problem this morning. Thanks for any info.
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