Car makes a whine noise when i drive from take off to about 30mph and then goes away

From take off my car makes a whine type sound that sounds like a supercharger but much more faint and once I hit about 30mph plus it goes away altogether. It does not do this in park but only in drive. And if i had to guess it sounds like it is coming from the front drivers tire area. Thank you

My car has 148696 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the noise may be coming from the transmission. There are a few technical service bulletins about transmission whining noises. Have a certified professional inspect the noise in person in order to pinpoint any faults and advise you on the correct repair.

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Should the whining noise of your transmission continue whenever your vehicle is in gear, this can mean there is a problem occurring in your torque converter. Check to see if the noise desists when you shift the vehicle to park or neutral. A constant whining noise when your car is in gear needs professional attention.
While the transmission is the most likely cause, whining while accelerating can also be caused by low power steering fluid or more serious damage like faulty alternator bearings, a malfunctioning water pump, a broken piston or a bad AC compressor.
If you hear a whining noise from your car`s engine, it may mean much the same thing: there`s a component that`s worn out. If these parts break or wear down entirely, they could cause damage, so hearing a whining sound means that it`s time to schedule a service appointment.
The sound you are hearing is air leaking across a damaged gasket or a warped sealing surface. With the throttle closed, or in deceleration mode, the manifold pressure is very low and if there is a leak anywhere in the induction system that should normally be sealed, you will hear the (very common) whistle.
A humming or whining noise in an automatic transmission vehicle often means that you are low on automatic transmission fluid. If this is the case, you want to refill that fluid immediately. Transmission fluid reduces friction, which means heat, which in turn is bad news for transmissions.
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There may be trouble if you suddenly notice a whining noise from your torque converter. This whining noise implies that the pump within the torque converter is no longer functioning as designed. The noise could imply that the blade assembly no longer receives enough fluid.

A “whirring” sound generated by unloading via deceleration from most any regular road speed can likely be traced to pinion bearing failure or poor pinion bearing preload. This malady is often diagnosed as a bad ring and pinion gear.
The alternator has several bearings which allow the alternator`s rotor to spin freely. If these bearings begin to fail, you will notice a loud whining noise, which will increase when you accelerate or the car is under heavier load.
A “whirring” noise while decelerating at any speed is most likely caused by bad pinion bearings or loose pinion bearing preload. This condition is typically always diagnosed as a bad ring and pinion gear.
The short answer to this question is no, you should not drive with a bad transmission. Sometimes, life happens, and you have to keep driving your vehicle even though you know that it needs to be serviced.
It Could Be Dirty Oil. The transmission is one of the most important (and expensive) parts on your vehicle, making it vitally important to ensure it runs properly. Unfortunately, dirty gear oil can often cause transmission damage and a whining sound that indicates a problem.
If you hear a whining noise that increases with the engine speed when your vehicle is in park or neutral may indicate a problem with the transmission pump.
Transmission fluid ensures that the gears shift smoothly, but there will be a clunking sound in manual transmissions and whining sounds from automatic ones if it is low.
A noisy manual transmission might last anywhere from a few more seconds to many years. It depends on how much damage is done before the driver stops the car, and has it checked, and refilled with lubricant. If a person has problems shifting their manual vehicle, could it be because of a fluid leak in the transmission?

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Car makes a whine noise when i drive from take off to about 30mph and then goes away
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My car has like a winding noise when driving if i turn the steering wheel left the noise goes away but then when i steer straight
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What you are describing sounds like a wheel bearing that may be starting to fail. If the sounds is more pronounced when turning specific ways, this indicates that it is usually the opposite wheel bearing of the way you are turning (i.e. that bearing is taking on more of a load and thus making the noise). A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the rollers and the race is precision machined to tight tolerances and highly polished to allow the rollers to pass easily over the race with the addition of bearing grease for lubrication and cooling. Over time the bearing will wear slightly, allowing microscopic pieces of metal into the grease. These microscopic pieces of metal, as well as any contamination that gets into the bearing, will wear away at the highly polished surfaces causing pitting and deformation. Since so much weight is riding on your wheel bearings, and so much load is put on them in corners, even the smallest amount of surface damage to your bearing can cause a lot of noise. I would suggest having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

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This component is driven by oil pressure and varies the cam position relative to the crank for improved torque and fuel efficiency. Worn seals in the actuator allow oil to drain down overnight, and it takes a second or two on startup for pressurized oil to refill the actuator and eliminate the noise.

If you would like to have this all scoped out, a qualified pro from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose the noise and pinpoint proper repairs.

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A failed alternator diode(s) allows voltage to flow both directions or no flow at all resulting in noise heard and erratic electrical operation. It could be a faulty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve can make noise and would account for the erratic idle and sporadic dying. It could be an accessory component, such as an A/C compressor, serpentine belt tensioner, or idler pulley, power steering pump making noise and placing undo load on the engine at idle. If you would like to have this done, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose the noise and stalling issue.

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