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2004 Santa Fe engine noise

Our 2004 Santa Fe with 130,000 miles drove just fine then when we got back in from shopping & started the engine up it started making a terrible noise immediately - against my better judgement we drove it home about 3 miles & I could not really hear any engine noise until we parked it in the driveway & it sounds worse while ideling - so we parked it & then after it sat for a week & we started it up then the engine sounded ok until ideling for about 10 minutes then started sounding terrible again. Sounds like 2 cogs trying to jump over top of each other. Wonder whats going on? this engine has been serviced regularly.

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