Vehicle just started making a loud whining noise that increases with acceleration

Tiny
GMACRAZ56
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  • 2009 KIA RONDO
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 189,000 MILES
It sounds similar to a wheel hopping without the rough ride. It sounds like it is coming from the engine department rather than the front wheels.
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 AT 5:33 PM

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Tiny
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Can you get a recording of this noise? If it increases with acceleration, that means you have to be moving to hear the noise? Or does it get louder when engine RPM?

Here is a guide that covers the most common howling/whining noises:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-howling-noise

More then likely this is a bearing noise but we need to make sure of this in order to move forward. Hearing this noise will help get us on the same page.

If it is coming from the engine then I am concerned that the fan is cracked or a more serious issue like an engine noise.

If this is a wheel bearing issue then this will help.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/bearing-hub-replacement

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-wheel-bearings-and-seals

Below you will find the process on how to press a bearing out as this is what will be required to replace it so let's see if you can get a recording of this noise and we can go from there.
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Thursday, August 5th, 2021 AT 6:58 PM

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