What is the problem when you can not steer nor brake the car 96 GMC safari its very hard t o steer the steering wheel and hard to brake its very hard when pressing the brake pedal?
There is a vacuum attachment on the power brake booster. If there is a vacuum leak this part could be causing the brakes to be hard, or this part could be the vacuum leak. The steering could also be vacuum assisted occurring from the same source.
Are there any other symptoms (i.e. vent/floor/defrost not blowing air or changing properly)?
What is the problem when you can not steer nor brake the car 97 GMC astro its very hard t o steer the steering wheel and hard to brake its very hard when pressing the brake pedal?
For several years of the Chevy astro van had a power brake and power steering system that was linked together. Instead of a brake booster, the power steering pump provides power to the power brake system. Often, if the brake pedal would become hard to push, it is a power steering pump problem. Change the power steering pump and the power steering fluid and your problem may disappear.
96 gmc safari van the power steering and the brakes are out this morning fluids are good and so are the belts any idea what the problem might be?
Are the brakes out or is the power brake system not working properly. I believe those vehicles have the hydro boost power brake system. If so, the power steering pump is what applies the power brakes, no vacuum is needed. If something is wrong with the power steering pump (empty, no belt, malfunctioning) it will affect the power brakes as well.
Try moving the steering wheel at same time If moving the steering wheel does not work, it is likely a problem with the Brake/Shift Interlock switch located at the brake pedal lever. It maybe that a wire is broken or, the switch is bad. I had this problem with a 1997. The brake light fuse was blown because of a trailer. With the brake fuse blown, it would not come out of Park.
You put brake fluid where power steeling is supposed to go in is this a big problem can you just take it out and put right fluid in the car was ran only 15 minutes at most?
Both the power steering pump and the brake booster operate hydraulically. Putting brake fluid in the power steering pump will not harm it since brake fluid is a light oil only with different properties. I would only worry if it were the other way around and you put power steering fluid in the brake master cylinder. Power steering fluid doesn't have the heat range or density of brake fluid.
Is power steering fluid different to brake fluid and also on your dash when i start car the brake light lights up what does this mean?
Power steering fluid is completely different from brake fluid and NOT interchangable. Don't know your car but in most cases the "brake" light in the dash is a warning light to indicate you have a serious problem with your brakes. Suggest you get it fixed immediatly. Remember, your life depends on your brakes.
95 Cadillac Deville The Right Brake light doesnt work when you brake but when I use the turn signal it works fine What could be the problem I changed the bulbs on both tail lights and nothing?
Brake fluid in the oil won't be much of a problem. It probably won't hurt anything, but to be on the safe side, just change the oil. In the power steering pump it will be harder to get out. You'll have to disconnect the high pressure line and let it pump out, then re-fill it with power steering fluid.
There is a switch above the steering column (underneath the dash) that may need to be replaced. This is not visible from below the steering column. Good luck. Answer It is more likely that your brake fluid is a little low. Top it off and see if the light goes out. Answer I have the same problem with my 2001 Toyota Camry and i change the brakes paad on the problem solve.
Your left turn signal is fast and you have no brake lights What size bulb does your 2001 Sporttrac take?
Has anyone had the problem of the brake on warning light- oxygen sensor light- and taillight out warning light flashing with movement of steering wheel?
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I'm not sure this will help but I have 1998 XLT that had the same no brake light issue. When I adjusted the tilt steering the lights started working. The problem I found was in the main light harness coming from the steering column. When the steering was tilted down the wire that controlls the tail lamps would short to ground. I actually had to unwrap the harness and repair the wire to resolve this…
Bad fuse, or brake light switch The wiring to the brake lights are postioned badly right under the tilt steering mechanism...using the tilt steering will eventually cut the wire...i had the same problem in my '01 Sport...in my opinion, it should have been a recall but i researched and it wasn't listed...hope this helps
Why the brake lights stay on when the headlights are on also when pressing the brake the parking lights also come on every time the brake is pressed. there is a clicking sound pressing on the brake?
What would cause the brake lights on a 2001 Ford Sport Trac to work when the tilt steering is in the all the way up position but not work when the tilt steering is adjusted to any downward position?
I had the same problem. Talking to Ford was no help, so I took the bottom cover of the steering column and had a look. It seems to be the turn indicator switch. Without taking anything apart try tilting the steering down, depress the brake and pull back on your turn signal lever. If your brake lights come on it's the same problem I had. Mines working again, all the pushing and prying I did…