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Chevy 3500 4x4 replaced motor and cannot get power steering or hydralic brake assist to work properly all hoses are routed properly both steering and pressing brake cause engine and pump to overload

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I went through this too. Crack the lines at the master and let them bleed a bit while running. it worked for me but it took some time.

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