Question about 1998 Chevrolet K1500
I would check to see if the PS fluid is foamy. If so, then there is air trapped in the system. You can attempt to bleed it out by yourself . With the engine off, open the reservoir, raise the front wheels off the ground, and cycle the steering side to side all the way, or lock to lock, a few times. It's usually better to do this at the wheels, and not with the steering wheel. Note if the fluid level drops and top off accordingly. Some times this can take multiple tries to be successful. There will typically, however, be some air that you can't totally expel from the system using this method. In that case normal driving should cure that. There is a slight chance that the steering gear has gone bad due to the initial leakage, but not likely. I'd start by attempting to bleed the air from the system. Hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
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