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EL: I have a 2005 Acura EL with a manual transmission. My

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I have a 2005 Acura EL with a manual transmission. My problem is that as soon as I accelerate and shift through all the gears I hear a whining sound which diminishes as you get up to speed. Once you're at speed it runs quietly there's no sound at all and the car runs perfect. It sounds to me like it only comes from the right side of the car. Any idea what this might be.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Fix_It_Man replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is***** for the question. Does the noise change when you switch gears or is it directly related to engine speed?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Directly related to vehicle speed. As you shift gears it actually starts Out loud and gets quieter as you increase speed. When you shift gears again it starts all over once more. As you get going faster it gets quieter.
Expert:  Fix_It_Man replied 2 years ago.
Thank you. It sounds to me like you either have a hub bearing that is failing or possibly an output bearing in the transmission. I would get the vehicle in the air and run it to see if the noise is out towards the wheel or the transmission. One other thing you may want to do it have the oil in the transmission changed if you have not done so. If the oil is old or dirty then this can occur.