Hey bob, I think the whining sound is from the alternator not the PS pump :headscratch: . So do you have a alt'or in good shape. for a 96 GL 3.0 vulcan. In any case I have to confirm with a shop... how knows could be the water pump at: I am pretty darn shure that its the alt'nor
OK, here's the deal. It looks as though the PS pump is bad (leaking seal), and I'm pretty sure the alternator is as well. It was left on the engine, exposed to the elements for a few months, so I wouldn't trust it. Sorry I couldn't be of more help!