Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
Is it an auto or manual transmission?
Is it just in lower gears or at lower speeds?
It actually sounds like you may have a wheel bearing issue, and not a transmission issue. I would like to have you test drive it, and weave back and forth in the lane to see if there is any change in the pitch when you do this. If the sound changes, then it's likely a front wheel bearing making the noise which is a good thing.
Please try this and let me know.
You can just reply here, I will get it and we can take it from there.
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If it's doing it without the car rolling you are 100% on the bearings not being the problem.
I believe it's likely a alternator or some other engine component driven by the belt. This is because it doesn't have to be rolling. Best answer is possibly removing the drive belt and spin all the pulley's by hand and see if you can feel any binding or roughness.
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