Power steering/abs system
1990 Toyota 4Runner

Power Steering/ABS System

(1990 Toyota 4Runner)
My power steering pump went out. Husband couldn't fix it, so I had the pump, high pressure hose, and other hoses fixed. Drove it a total of 5 miles, no leaks/problems. Got in today, started the truck, and heard a strange whine. I drove forward, made 1 left turn and then couldn't turn the steering wheel; as if the power steering went out again. Drove a 2 more miles and every time I hit the brakes, there is an awful groan from the brakes and I can turn the wheel, but it is very stiff. Drove back to the shop. They took the passenger rear wheel and found a MASSIVE leak from the seal, etc. They think that the ABS is stuck in "on" because the seals, etc are damaged. Basically they told me that the ABS was not working due to the power steering and once the power steering system was fixed it triggered the ABS system to lock up. Can someone tell me if this sounds right? So now, they are replacing the rear brakes, and the one seal and the canister looking thing that is at the top of the whole assembly. They also said if that doesn't fix the problem, it could be the wheel bearing. I just don't understand how I could drive it home, everything was fine, it sits overnight and suddenly not work. Please help.
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on July 01, 2010
none of that makes any sense. get your car out of there and take it to another shop for a real diag that will make sense.

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on July 01, 2010
Well, tomorrow they are replacing the seals, brake shoes, and brake cylinders and bleeding the brake lines and replacing the brake fluid. Either way, that is work that needed to be done anyway. Could it just be air in the power steering system lines?
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on July 01, 2010
none of that makes any sense. get your car out of there and take it to another shop for a real diag that will make sense.

Roy
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on July 01, 2010
Well, tomorrow they are replacing the seals, brake shoes, and brake cylinders and bleeding the brake lines and replacing the brake fluid. Either way, that is work that needed to be done anyway. Could it just be air in the power steering system lines?

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