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Old 07-22-2006, 10:27 AM
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F250 brake and steering problem

say you drive a 99 F250 diesel and you decide to go off road and you bottom out kinda hard. you get out of you truck and see that the trans cooler had a busted line and then when you drive your truck back home you realize that you no longer have power steering or brakes. the belt is still on. WHAT COULD IT BE.

ps this is a friends of mine of course, i would be this dumb
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It wasn't...

a trans cooler...

It was the Powersteering/Hydro assist cooler...

K
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it looks like trans fluid. i didnt know they had a cooling unit for steering or brakes ill go and check it out.
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:24 AM
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definitely not a "Power steering/Hydro assist cooler" im sure its some stupid plug of relay that hot disconnected. anyone know where to look. Ive already checked all the fuses.
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...you decide to go off road and you bottom out kinda hard. you get out of you truck and see that the trans cooler had a busted line and then when you drive your truck back home...
If you had a broken TRANS cooling line, it would never had made it back home. Did you check the P/S FLUID RESERVOIR?

I am not sure if these had HYDRO-BOOST or not (and too lazy to check). Anyone?
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i was about 1/4 mile away from home. and yes it does have a hydro-booster.
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a trans cooler...

It was the Powersteering/Hydro assist cooler...

K

you were right. i fixed the leek and added some fluid but i still dont have any PS or PB. im going to see if i can find anything that looks like its disconnected or broken.
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Many people use trans fluid in their power steering pumps. It is possibly the truck in question has tranny fluid in its PS system. In fact in the past some manufacturers recommended using tranny fluid on the PS pump caps. I had an old Isuzu that had this recommendation on both the pump and in the service manual.
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is it OK to mix them
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just to let everyone know what happened; apparently enough fluid leaked out of the pump that it broke. i replaced the pump and everything is OK again.
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