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Did you flush the PS lines? Did you bleed the air out of the lines after re-installing?
The electric lines just tell the ecm that it is being used so it will increase the rpms. If you can raise the front wheels off the ground and with the engine not running turn the steering wheel front lock to lock slowly about a dozen times.
Yes. Connect everything up how it should be first.
You should see air bubbles in the reservoir. Continue to keep it filled.
You are not suppose to run the power steering pump until you bleed the air out of the lines, by turning the wheel back and forth like I was describing, because you can burn it up if there is not fluid in it. You will need to be able to see if you there are any air bubbles.
Ok. After there are no longer any bubbles you can start the engine and turn the wheel from side to side, but keep watching the reservoir so that it does not run out of fluid.
The reason to keep the cap off is to be able to watch the level. It should not have caused an issue.
I could not recommend that, it would be dangerous to drive it without power steering.
Sometimes it takes a while to get the air out. Is the fluid foamy?
Let it sit for a while (couple hours) to let the air bubbles go out.
Ok, let me know.