I have a 2007 Chevy Cobalt LS and when I back up it makes a whining noise. It only does it is REVERSE ! Can someone please tell me what could be wrong ?

Asked by Apr 22, 2014 at 09:41 PM about the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My cobalt started making a whining noise the other day and it sounded like a power steering pump going bad and now it only makes the whining noise when I back up.

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http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2007/chevrolet/cobalt/recalls/ -- check out these recalls for your car. One is for power steering. Also a major one for your ignition switch. Failure to have these replaced can result in serious injury or death. If you have not had them taken care of I would advise you to get to your dealer ASAP.

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Cobalts don't have power steering pumps. they use an electric motor on the steering column. As for the whine in reverse, i'd say the reverse gear is a spur gear which tend to make more noise. That is normal.

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