Alright so I was just at the dealer. I actually worked there about 5-6 years ago and some of the guys remembered me. The service manager sent a mechanic with me for a test drive and he definitely heard the whining and wasn't completely sure what it might be. He said hes probably gonna have to take it apart and see whats wrong with it, and see if its worth rebuilding or just replacing it altogether. I gotta bring it in on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Thank you for the update, nickyoobatz!