WHINING INSTEAD OF NORMAL GROWL WHEN IN DRIVE AT MID TO HIGH RANGE RPMS

  • Tiny
  • ajfell
  • 1994 Mazda 929
  • 150,000 miles

I have been driving this car for over a month now and it just started whining or whirring or whatever instead of the normal growl the engine had for the first month of driving, I don't hear it when in park and revving the engine but when I try and get on the highway or take of fast it whines instead of growls where should I start to fix this/find this problem?

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 5:48 PM

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  • saturntech9
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I would start by checking the transmission fluid level and what color condition it looks and smells.

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 5:50 PM
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  • ajfell
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I checked it a month ago it was red now it is brownish but still clear enough to see through, I think it might be a little low but it is hard to tell the dipstick seems to be at the full mark.

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 6:26 PM
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Also I was wrong I hear it in park at high rev too, just not as loud

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 6:27 PM
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  • saturntech9
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If you hear it in park also your going to have to use a long screwdriver to track the noise down.

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 6:54 PM

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