Hi Hyundai enthusiasts,
Our 2001 Sonata V6 has 77,000 miles on it. We bought it when it had almost
Recently it has begun to chirp under the hood, but in no constant pattern.
Yesterday, we took it into the Hyundai dealer from whom we bought the car
and they replaced the belt tensioner, but the chirping continued; so the
replacement was taken out at no charge.
They speculate that it would take about 3 hours of labor to get at the
timing belt area to examine what could possibly be causing the sounds.
Before we commit ourselves to something so open-ended we'ed like some other
We noticed, on the way home from the dealership and again today, that the
chirping started when the tachometer read under 1000 rpm. When it went above
that the sounds ceased, but returned at idle.
We'd appreciate any input from the group.
Carol - owner - and Jerry, who drives it on occasion.