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2010 Limited 4cyl 4WD
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Hello all, first time poster and new owner of a 2010 Limited 2.5 4WD, 155k miles.

I test drove a few of these before purchasing the one I have now. A 2009 I drove had the same sound I am hearing now on my 2010 in the same way; when accelerating from stop, more noticeable on hard acceleration, there is a whooshing, sort of whistle and sort of whine from the engine bay. I've read some posts with somewhat similar queries, and I wanted to know if anyone had any major insight on this? It isn't that loud, but it's noticeable. As soon as the tranny shifts to second gear, the whooshing stops.

Is this just standard operating procedure for some/all RAV4's? Is it an indication of transmission issues? The car was very well maintained, and the fact that one other I had test drove had the exact same sound makes me wonder if this is normal.

Thank you for any insight.
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