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My 03 Santa Fee is making an intermittent creaking noise under the hood. I spent a TON of $$ at the Hyundai dealership 3-4 weeks ago that included an oil change, tran. flush, radiator replacement, left front axle replacement and rear brake work. It wasn't making this noise when I took it in, and took it back the next day after I noticed the noise on the way home from the dealer! They told me they didn't hear the noise, but oops, my sway bar bushings needed to be replaced. STUPIDLY, I OK'd the job and guess what, the car is still making the noise. I hear it sometimes when I'm at stop lights or going slow. When the car is in park, it doesn't make the noise. HELP! Not taking it back to that dealer under any circumstances.

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  • michele_rump Feb 08, 2010

    Could the belt tensioner have been screwed up when they were working on the car? It seems like more than a coincidence that it started making the noise on the way home from the dealer's.

  • michele_rump Feb 08, 2010

    I would like to get a second opinion on my question.

  • michele_rump Feb 08, 2010

    Thank you. This is distrubing BUT very helpful. Could any of the belts you mentioned have been messed up when they did all that work on the car? I just think its a little too coincidental the car wasn't making the noise when I took it in and it started as soon as I took it home. The timing belt has been replaced on the car once, I don't think the other one has. I am headed to the mechanics now.

  • michele_rump Feb 08, 2010

    Thanks. This is really disturbing but helpful.

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There are some possibilities you have to check out for this noise there's a TIMING belt,which has to be changed at about 60K miles,if it skips a notch or breaks,you could severely damage your motor.
Then there's the accessory drive belt,on the DRIVER's side of the
motor(right side from the front of the car),that drives the power steering
pump and alternator. That could be a bad bearing on the PS pump or alternator.
Perhaps you need your valve clearances adjusted? SOON,if not ASAP.
(if it's the valves clicking)
Then,the distributor is on the left side of the motor;that could have worn
bearings.
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Im thinking 2 things ...your belt tnstioner for your belt is the first 2nd is motor mounts but I dought that on but is a posabiltly

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    Im sorry you did not get the answer you wanted, but you give very little info you get what you pay for

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