2001 Hyundai Santa Fe, 6 cyl, 2 wd, mi: 101,000, automatic transmission - I just recently (2 days ago) noticed that the vehicle idles a little louder when started, even after warming up. I also hear a noticible whine from 0 - whatever speed I accelerate to, no matter how slow or fast I'm going.
I recently had the front left wheel bearings replaced and have not had the timing belt replaced yet or the transmission serviced for about 30,000 miles. There's no loss of power, no overheating, no other noticible noises, no dummy lights coming on, no leaks and the vehicle runs and shifts very smoothly. A/C works fine (I just had it charged because it was starting to blow a little warm, but it's back to ice cold like it was before.)
I read in another forum where one 2001 Elantra had a similar problem because of an O2 sensor and the mechanics asked the owner if they lived in a moist cool area. It's late June here in PA and VERY humid the last few days, but the temp hasn't gone below the mid 60's for 5 or 6 days, even at night, it really hasn't been that cool. I've never noticed this with the vehicle since I bought it with 57,000 miles on it.
Any ideas? Thanks!
Wednesday, June 27th, 2007 AT 1:48 PM