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I have an 06 hatch 2.3 MTX and the engine has this whine that is more noticeable over 4k rpm.
I don't remember it before, but maybe because it is winter and the windows are closed and it is more noticeable.

Is this normal?

Stopped by a dealer and they listened to it and said they are all like that.

It just doesn't sound right.

Just because they say it is normal doesn't mean it is!!
 

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I will try to describe the whine ...
Everyone knows the steering whine, well it is similar but deeper.
You don't notice it as much at low rpms but can't miss it once you hit 4000.
It sounds like more of an electrical noise rather than the engine, maybe from the alternator or a/c..
Almost sounds like transmission whine, but happens even when not moving...
 

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hmmm...maybe an ACC belt or something. I noticed mine at idle last year with the stereo and AC on whining but its intermittent and 'normal' according to the dealer.

Sorry, wish I knew more.
 

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I wish you luck, they may say its normal like a ticking manifold I had the first time I went.

Hopefully you get to the bottom of this....keep us updated.
 

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Do you have a manual transmission? If so, does the sound go away when you push the clutch in? If you answer yes to both questions, the input shaft bearing on your transmission is going out. Good luck getting them to replace it though.
 

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you sure its not the VVT?
I got a whine too, sounds like a belt going really fast, not loud, but i hear it.
I got an auto, and i think my whine in the VVT kicking in.
 
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