Potential issue with differential?

Tiny
TQBIRD1
  • 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE
  • 110,000 MILES

The engine of my Mazda Tribute (2001) is letting out what I could best describe as a "whining" noise when running. It relates to the transmission I believe, as the RPM increases, so does the volume of the "whine". After a bit of driving, the sound fades away. Is it possible that this could be an issue with the differential?

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Saturday, October 6th, 2012 AT 2:39 AM

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Tiny
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Will it do. It in park and reving the engine up?

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Saturday, October 6th, 2012 AT 3:23 AM
Tiny
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A differential noise would not fade away. The noise is transmisson related and more information is required for us to understand.

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Saturday, October 6th, 2012 AT 7:56 AM

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