The power steering fluid was the first thing I checked. It was full. The hoses are metal near the gear box and rubber coming up to the pump with no kinks or even bends. I picked up a new pump on warranty and plan to change it out this weekend unless you think it might be something else.
Also, the sound really isn't a whine as much as a growl or grind. It sounds much more severe than a whine.
Thank you for your input!
Thursday, January 17th, 2008 AT 8:44 PM