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2014 Mazda 3 2.0L 6MT whine noise

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I'm experiencing a whine/whir noise in my car and the dealership said it's just from my winter tires, but i'm fairly certain that's not the case. Can anyone else with a 2014-2017 Mazda 3 6MT let me know if their car exhibits the same noise? If no one else has this problem, i'll try a different dealership.

With windows closed and radio/fan off (make cabin as quiet as possible), get to about 75-80 KM/H in 6th gear, then let off the gas and coast, listening for a whining noise. The whine should gradually get more faint as your speed decreases. If you notice the whine, then push in the clutch or shift into neutral and see if the whining stops.

My car exhibits this whining noise at different speeds in different gears, during coasting and light acceleration (harder acceleration and engine noise overpowers the whine). I'm not sure if this is normal for these cars, or if there may be an issue with my transmission. My previous fully bolted Mazdaspeed 6 was so loud i could hardly hear an ambulance, let alone a faint gear whine.
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I have a 2017 mazda3 touring with the 6MT and mine also has a slight whine. My car only has about 700 miles on it. I mainly notice it when I'm in a low gear, like first or second, and I let off the throttle and its just coasting. Not sure if yours is similar to that , but I figured id chime in. Also, I have summer tires on mine.
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