2004 Hyundai



April, 22, 2007 AT 7:46 PM

I'd like to donate but I don't see a Security Certification on your site.

My question is about my
2004 Hyundai Accent with 1.6 liter engine
It is at just over 60,000 miles

Last week, as routine maintenance suggests, I had the timing belt replaced along with the three outside belts: AC, power steering, etc

I was told there may be a screeching or squeaking noise on ignition if the belts were to stretch in the next several days and that it wasn't a problem to fix.

I am hearing a noise but it isn't what was described to me and it isn't where I expected to hear it.

What I am hearing is a creaking sound much like the creaking of walking over an old wooden floor. I hear the sound at low speeds (through parking lots etc). It seems to creak in accordance with the movement of the gas and brake pedals although it does also creak when the car bounces over a speed bump or with a sharp turn (basically any movement that is not smooth).

The sound seems to come from the front right side of the car (when facing it as if working under the hood). If I'm correct, all of the belts that were replaced were on the left side of the car.

Is there a reasonable explanation for the appearance of this seemingly unrelated noise? I will be contacting the mechanic and I would like to give him the benefit of the doubt as well as have as much info as possible. I'm worried that he may have done something to my car that shouldn't have been done.

Any info you can give me would be greatly appreciated. And once again, I would like to make a small donation, but I don't see a certification for making secure transactions and I don't have a pay pal account just yet.

Thanks a lot


3 Answers


Service Writer

April, 22, 2007 AT 7:54 PM

I wouldn't worry about it, but do get it back to the shop so they can look over their work. It may or may not be related. It is good to give them the benefit of the doubt. Most shops aim to please.
Sometimes a hub cap can make the noise you describe.



April, 23, 2007 AT 3:04 AM

Thanks a lot for getting back to me. I plan on talking to the shop on Monday morning.

I do love Mark Twain but I'm not sure I get your reference.


Service Writer

April, 23, 2007 AT 5:42 AM

The Mark Twain reference is just part of my signature, nothing related to your post.

One way of looking at it, is saying to " do your homework" and to be sure of a decision before putting into action. Sometimes a person on a forum similiar to this one can take advice that isn't good advice. There are other ways to look at it too.

Another one that I had was: " On the internet, no one knows you're a dog"

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