This is definitely a power steering problem. I had this same problem about a year ago. I had to get my Power Steering Rack replaced, this fixed the noise and problem. You can add power steering fluid as a temporary fix, but your problem will not permanently go away. You are probably leaking fluid out of your steering rack.
The sound that you are hearing probably happens more often when you are acclerating around a turn, right?? Does it sound like a little foreign car in reverse?? Also, the wheel may be a little stiff when first starting out.
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Check for a vacuum or air leak. Possibly a hose or intake manifold. Odd that it runs better on default MAF settings with MAF unplugged, but if no codes indicating a circuit problem, IDK. Could be a vacuum leak.
Make sure your battery is fully charged and all terminals and connections are clean, first. If the car still makes a clicking sound near the starter its your starter selonoid. Some vehicle models allow you to just replace the selonoid and others require a whole new starter. Either way you'll probably have to remove the whole starter to accomplish the repair.
The arm is stripped onto the stud its pressed into which is call a wiper transmission. That part mounts to eack ww blade then to the wiper motor. You need a new transmission and maybe a new wiper are as well
Take some WD40 and with engine running spray some around all vacume lines if a line is leaking the engine will rev up, than you will know where its at, just watch where you spray it, stay away from exhaust and electrical as much as possible, you don't need to spray a whole lot,A intake gasget might be leaking too try around there consentrating around #1 cyl., just be carefull don't need a fire.
To determine what's making the whistle, try putting some tape over anything that might be causing it. I'd tape over any trim or moldings to try and find out where its coming from. You might try a wide roll of tape over the window edges, and trim points, if the whistle stops, take off a section at a time and recheck until it appears again, and you know what's causing it. Try to keep the tape flat, or you might create some new whistles! Let me know how you do. countrycurt0