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Whining noise that stops when you turn the wheel on a 01 chevy prizm

My 01 chevy prizm is making a whining noise. I'm not sure if it it the power steering or what. When the wheel is straight it whines as soon as you turn the wheel it stops making the whining sound. What could it be? Please help..

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Add some power steering fluid problem solved if not replace power steering pump problem solved.

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The power steering pump shaft may have broken inside the pump. I have seen this happen on a these trucks. Have your pump checked.

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sounds like the power sterring pump check valve is failing because it only when you turn, try to turn the wheels standing still to verify the noise, if noise present, replace the ps pump.

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