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Q: Noisy whirring sound when I step on the gas pedal.

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noisey WHIRRRING sound when I step on the gas

My car has 9600 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello, thanks for writing in to YourMechani...

Hello, thanks for writing in to YourMechanic. It sounds like you may have a problem with the serpentine belt driven accessory like a tensioner pulley or the alternator bearing is bad. If you’d like to have the noise from the engine diagnosed, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to your home or office to isolate possible causes and make then necessary repairs.

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