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Old 06-01-2015, 08:40 PM   #1
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brake problems

If a master cylinder goes bad, do you loose power steering and brakes? Where is it located in the motorhome? In or around a transmission?
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:47 PM   #2
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No, if you have a gas rig then it's just like your car. They are entirely separate.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:51 PM   #3
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do you have any idea what would cause it to loose brake and power steering at the same time? where is the master cylinder located? what does it control?
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The master cyl is located on the brake resivoir The PS pump is locatd on the front of the engine and is powered by a fan belt
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:18 PM   #5
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If your coach is gas you probably have hydroboost brakes, this system uses hydraulic pressure from the power steering pump to give "boost" to the brakes. So if your power steering pump goes bad you will loose the power assist to the brakes and also your power steering.
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:30 PM   #6
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Thank you so much!!!
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:34 PM   #7
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You mention a burning smell in your other post. I would suspect one of the hoses on the pump may have split and spewed fluid on the exhaust. If you are lucky you may only need a new hose and fluid refill.
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