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Knocking noise in engine area - 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

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  • xj265 Jan 22, 2009

    Hey grandtheft4

    Have you come up with a solution?

  • nalla83 Jan 26, 2009

    I have a 02 Santa Fe that makes the same noise. I brought it into a repair center and they said it comes from inside the engine.

    When the car is not moving there is an interval between every group of "knock, knock, knock, knock., knock.." sound the engine makes. When I accelerate the knocking sound becomes faster, adjusting with the rpm, and the interval between the group of "knocks" also becomes faster.

    Is it true that it has to do with the big end or main bearing?

    If somebody has found a solution to this please let me know!

  • jtnf_tish Mar 16, 2009

    i have the same problem but it sounds like an intermitent problem with mine as it doesnt do it all the time but has gotten worse and louder. person doing my oil change said it was a problem with the tensioner pulley probably. any thoughts?

  • nalla83 May 11, 2010

    To jfalkman thanks I will try that. But does it make knocking sound as what I have described?

    I hope you are right! I'll give it a go and check back with you.


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I'd also check what Oil Filter you have. You MUST use a hyundai Oil filter. Sounds stupid, but the seal is different on them, and if you dont it will cause a knock.

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Big end or main bearing.

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