Two unrelated questions:
1) I was told the heat shield covering my drive shaft was completely rusted out and was removed (yes, I was having noise issues). I was told it is not really necessary to replace and would cost in excess of $900.00. Is it true it is not necessary?
2) Only two times in the last two weeks, I have had issues with accelerating. The problem can best be described as when a clutch is going out on a manual stick shift car. It is revving and making a higher pitched sound but the RPMs are not rising. It feels like the car is going to stall out, but once I get it going to a speed of about 35 mph, it no longer is an issue. Today after it happened, the car was making a noise like a crackling sound and smelled like something was burning. I had the car in the shop on Tuesday and they could not find anything wrong with it. I happened again today and they have had the car all day and cannot get it to act up. Any suggestions as to what it might be?
Car: 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. About 80,000 miles.
Thank you. I look forward to your reply.
Thursday, March 10th, 2011 AT 9:29 PM