why does the power steering go out?

Asked by Aug 26, 2015 at 07:31 PM about the 1971 Chevrolet El Camino

Question type: General

I have a 1971 el camino and when im on the freeway going over 50 mph and i
break quickly my power steering goes out.  I pull over and it fires right up again
like nothings wrong.  Why does it do this?

2 Answers

22,310

Add some Lucas Power Steering Stop Leak it not only stops leaks but also corrects rack and pinion problems.

116,255

There weren't very many ElCaminos with Hydroboost brakes, that means the braking system used the power steering pump to boost the master cylinder instead of the vacuum unit on the master cylinder, so I need to know if you have that system or the regular mastervac system. See pic of hydroboost system.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Chevrolet El Camino Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    390
  • #2
    John Brensinger
    Reputation
    380
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    270
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
233 Great Deals out of 27,354 listings starting at $2,077
Used Chevrolet Impala
384 Great Deals out of 25,757 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Corvette
86 Great Deals out of 15,056 listings starting at $3,620
Used Ford Mustang
260 Great Deals out of 37,873 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
4 Great Deals out of 941 listings starting at $2,950
Used Dodge Challenger
147 Great Deals out of 24,033 listings starting at $7,995
Used Ford Ranchero
42 listings
Used Dodge Charger
278 Great Deals out of 32,120 listings starting at $1,850
Used Chevrolet Nova
148 listings
Used Chevrolet C/K 10
291 listings
Used Pontiac Firebird
3 Great Deals out of 675 listings starting at $4,700
Used Chevrolet Caprice
146 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Bel Air
243 listings

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.