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Ergent Help Needed, 04 PSD brakes

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by fireboy6413, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I was out plowing before and got stuck, Finally when I got the truck out I was driving and when I depress the brakes the steering wheel gets real tight, almost as if the truck stalled out, and at the same time the brakes feel as if I have no fluid. I checked the fluids and they appear to be where they should Be
  2. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    did you check power steering as that is your brake boost?
  3. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    fluids seem ok, how else can I check the power steering
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    your belt is slipping. it runs BOTH the steering and the brakes, when you step on the brakes the added work causes the belt to slip. Belt is wet or got oil on it from ?
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Had that happen to my 98' chevy last year, some hydroboost or something. don't know if your truck runs the same system. Brakes and power steering were gone. Anyway I needed a new unit, whatever it was. Sorry I can't tell you specifics, I just don't know enough about it.
  6. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Thanks guys, so far Im getting it may be the booster
  7. UpstateDzlGuy

    UpstateDzlGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Power Steering Pump.