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Hi All- I have an 2011 kia ceed estate 1.6 crdi and it developed the following symptoms: when on 5th or 6th gear on motorway i can hear a whirring noise from the front of the car (centre - engine area) that gets worse and becomes a tumbling (it sounds like a washing machine that spins at a very high speed) .
If i leave the motorway the issue disappears . This doesn't happens all the time but mostly after 10 or 15 minutes of driving.
I went to kia when I still had warranty and they said it was the ''gear clutch something'' - they had it replaced and I didn't have the issue for about an year or so.
The issue has reoccurred for the past 18 months intermittently - i went to few independent garages (kwik fit, halfords etc ) but they couldn't find any issues.
Any thoughts guys? Any recommendations for a specialist garage in West Yorkshire ? Thanks in advance
 

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I've found sounds can be difficult to isolate, particular from the driving seat. Are you sure this isn't a dragging brake? From two cars I've had with troublesome brakes :mad: the sound comes and goes, depending on use, prolonged heating, etc. A binding caliper can make a racket like you describe.
 
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I have to agree with Gdh3000, I had a rear disc caliper binding and above a certain speed the noise inside the car was alarming.
And would disappear below say around 40, I noticed fuel consumption went up. Sometimes it would do it other times not.
Get your pads checked out if they are binding it will show.
 

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Forgot to say, a binding caliper is often easy to diagnose, especially when it is being very noisy: pull-over and put the back of your hand close to each wheel. A hot brake should be obvious then, especially with alloy wheels. If they are really bad, you will smell it the second you step out! Like ratboiler says, you mpg will fall and the car may feel a bit more sluggish.
 
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I would take it to a local independent garage, have a look at Good garage scheme website as you can see reviews etc.
I don't consider Kwik fit etc as a independent garage as they are more parts fitters, just my view.
 
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