Engine Rattle

Tiny
INMYHEART28
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  • 2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 8,000 MILES
Two questions. When I first started my car this morning it rattled until I put it in drive. I have never had any issues with this car. Any guesses as to what might be wrong? Also while I am out of warranty in terms of years I have only used up 8,000 of the 60,000 miles allowed under warranty. Is it worth it to speak to the service manager about having the job covered? Is there any chance that he would say yes?
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Monday, August 8th, 2016 AT 1:08 PM

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Tiny
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Service managers do what they please check to see If your torque converter bolts have loosened
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Monday, August 8th, 2016 AT 3:53 PM
Tiny
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Honestly I'm not very handy with cars. I wouldn't even know what a torque converter bolt is. I was just trying to see if is likely a big job or not. It doesn't rattle on warm starts which makes me think it has something to do with the RPMs but that is just a guess on my part. When you say that service managers do what they please are you saying that it is worth asking for them to cover the job due to my low, 8000 miles? Is it even up to the service manager or would he have to ask Hyundai for an answer?
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Monday, August 8th, 2016 AT 4:32 PM
Tiny
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Sometimes service managers will check it as a matter of customer satisfaction so I guess you can ask but it could be something more than what I said that is why I said tohave it physically looked at. A lot of times garages will just go listen to it first then give an opinion then go from there.
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Monday, August 8th, 2016 AT 4:35 PM
Tiny
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I am going to take it to the dealer for a couple of reasons. First of all that is the only CHANCE that I would have of getting it covered. Honestly, I think they should agree to cover it because of the low miles (to keep me as a future car buyer.) Also, I have not found a local shop near me that I really trust to do the work. I'd rather have the dealer do it even if I have to pay. Hopefully it will be something small like you spoke of (or maybe they will cover it.) Whatever happens I'm sure that I will be going into it with the chance of spending some real money as I am sure they will have to charge me at least an hour of labor to figure out what the problem is and I'm also sure that they can't even go to Hyundai without knowing what is wrong. So either way I am risking spending some money. I might just get lucky and have them cover it but who knows? Either way I want it physically looked at as you said rather then just having someone listen and give an opinion. It's sort of like a doctor running tests and not just looking at you and saying so and so is wrong. Take this and it will be all better. It needs to be looked at I am sure.
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Monday, August 8th, 2016 AT 4:44 PM
Tiny
KEN
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One thing you can do is open the hood and see if you can tell where the rattle is coming from and take a video of it and post it too youtube so we can see it. Then we can help you better.

Best, Ken
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Friday, August 12th, 2016 AT 9:53 AM

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