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I got a k1500 4x4 lifted 35 inch tires power steering pump went out i relpaced it. And now it wanting to turn by its self when settin on ground and at some points u have to give it gas for the pump to start working??

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There is probably still air stuck in the system try to turn the wheel all the way both directions and hold it with ure foot on the brake as the power steering is also used to power the brake assist next check for fluid level if it has dropped u know u got the air out if not u got a bad new pump or a blocked line

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