Steering wheel moves on its own

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    I recently installed a new power steering pump on my car and now when ever I start the car the steering wheel turns all the way to the left. Can some one tell me what I messed up on or is the pump at fault?
     
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    the valve on top of the box is off center, did you remove the 2 bolts in the top cover were the return line goes?
     
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      Yes i did remove the valve
       
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      Ill make sure to center it when this storm passes. Thanks
       
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      now you have to adjust it, Do you know how to do it?
       
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      Jack it up so both front wheels are in the air, then crack the bolts loose on the valve. This is very importent DO NOT REACH THROUGH THE STEERING WHEEL TO START if you do when it starts it will try to break your arm when the wheel turns. now with it running take a small hammer and tap the valve to the rear and then to the front till you find the happy spot, tighten the bolts and shut it off. Start it up and see if the wheel kicks right or left make a fine adjustment till it starts without kicking and you will be good. good luck!
       
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        Thank you, really appreciate it.