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Turning to the left hearing a rattle noise in the 97 toyota avalon ...went to the shop and they changed the power steering fluid and that was good for awhile ...but restarted the car and have the same sound again

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If that rattle sound more like a whining the problem is a leak, that is why the problem went away when they replace the power steering fluid.

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