For a couple weeks, whenever the clutch was in or the car was otherwise in neutral, there would be an audible and continuous squeak/screech similar to this video from about the 30-35 second mark, but quieter:
There would be no such squeaking noise as long as the car was in gear and moving, with the clutch let out. Driving the car for an extended period of time would sometimes cause the noise to go away.
I've been travelling on business and haven't had a chance to check it out from there.
However, last night I drove the car home, and the engine died when the car stopped. Brake and power steering hydraulics also stopped working.
The symptoms (total engine/hydraulic failure after decelerating from highway speeds to a full stop) are almost identical to when my Volvo's serpentine belt broke a couple of years ago. However, the serpentine belt on the Hyundai is intact, appears to be in reasonably good condition, and moves when the starter is turned. The car will not, however, start; it sounds like the starter works but the engine will not turn over.
Could it still be the serpentine belt? If so, how can I check?
Could this be timing belt failure? If so, how can I check?
And what other things could cause these symptoms?
Thanks a lot!
have the same problem?
Sunday, July 25th, 2010 AT 1:31 PM