Wooring sound when accelerating

Tiny
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I have a 1996 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Automatic with 158800 miles. My question is this. It makes a wooring sound when it starts and gets louder as I accelerate. The car has been wrecked in the front end and repaired. I've had problems with power steering in the past but haven't had problems lately. I replaced the alternator thinking that was the problem, but it is still whining and seems to be a little louder now. Would the belt be causing this or maybe the air conditioning pulley? A friend mentioned bearings? As a female I have some knowledge in cars, but sure could use some help on this one!?
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Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 AT 1:48 PM

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Tiny
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Could be wheel bearings, could be choppy tire wear, could be a pulley. IF the noise changes when turning one way or the other, I would suspect bearings. IF the noise is present when at idle and pitch changes as accelerator is pressed, I would suspect a pulley.

If you run your hand around the tread of the tires, it should be smooth, not choppy or sawtoothed etc.
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Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 AT 6:51 PM

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