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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Question: High pitched whine when engine is cold



mikemac941, 2.7L V6, Eastlake, OH, October 03, 2009, 10:32

I have recently noticed a high pitched whine, acompanied by a definite vibration through the steering column, and a slight shimmy in the front. It abates as the car warms up. Current mileage is 101,000. I have all the original belts yet.

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    October 26, 2009, 18:30

    Did you find out what was causing the whine noise? Was the power steering fluid level OK?

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    Visitor, April 01, 2010, 23:38

    Most likely you will need to change your belts and tensioners. The belts are probably so loose that they are slipping. I would change them immedietely since major engine damage could occur

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