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Hydroboost leaking powersteering fluid

I am at a loss. I have never dealt with the master cylinder and never heard of a hydroboost until a few hours ago. I am new to diesel so if anyone could tell me why I am loosing powersteering fluid I would greatly appreciate it.

Also, could this be the cause of a slow return on my brake pedal?

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Is it leaking out of the gear box?

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Got a write up on how to rebuild the hydrobooost unit...
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I had to have my hydrobooster replaced under warranty on my 08 duramax when I had it and it did cause brake pedal issues. Mine would kick back at me before it would go down when I applied brakes. Should be related issue with yur brakes and leaking booster. Mine was leaking as well.

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Your power brakes are assisted by the hydroboost. That is why you have brake pedal issues. Run out of power steering fluid and you will lose both assisted steering and brakes. Either rebuild or replace the hydroboost unit or hoses that are leaking.

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There is a weep hole on the bottom of the hydroboost unit. When mine was leaking PS fluid it was coming out of there, although it seemed like it was coming from between the master cylinder and hydroboost. Solved problem with a replacement hydroboost unit

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Take it to a truck shop and be done. You can continue being innocent of master cylinders, boosters and other such foolish things.

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Got a write up on how to rebuild the hydrobooost unit...
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Mike, Are the seals standard that could be bought from a seal supply house? If so, the next person that takes his apart could have them matched & provide description & generic part number.

I had the seal description for the PS/Vac pump rebuild. Will post when I find it.

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mine is leaking also... Thanks for the write up on the rebuild

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Thanks Mike! I'll be jumping on this rebuild this weekend!

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Mike, Are the seals standard that could be bought from a seal supply house? If so, the next person that takes his apart could have them matched & provide description & generic part number.

I had the seal description for the PS/Vac pump rebuild. Will post when I find it.
Don't know...

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Don't know...
Someone that takes the hydroboost apart can go to a bearing/seal supply & have them match the seals.

For the vac pump there is a

large O-ring # 039 My notse say it is orange, possibly Viton.

Small o-ring # 132 And a seal

Seal 28x38x7 (probably mm) notes say ANBR

I should have rewritten my notes with more documentation. The point is that the vac pump seals are standard sizes and only cost a few dollars when purchased individually & not as a "Cummins" set.

Perhaps the hydroboost is similar.

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