I have a 2003 Santa Fe and about a year ago I put a set of Michelin x Radial LT's.
I love the ride and handling but lately they have started to get very noisy. I get the same sound when I put it in neutral and cut the engine so I'm pretty sure it's the tires and nothing else.
Has anyone else had this problem ? I'm not sure if there is anything I can do about it other than replace the tires.
Actually I first noticed this noise problem when I had them rotated in
January. Do you think that could have something to do with it ?
I could put them back but then the fornt ones will wear more fast than
"Zotto" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Check that they rotated them correctly... that if they cross rotated them
that they could be done that way, not just front to back....
My Friends Wife had a set of tires that they kept cross rotating and they
were only supposed to go front to back.. when they cross roated them they
were spining in the wrong direction making it drive like crap and noisey...
Can you pinpoint if it is the front or rear? How many miles on the tires?
I found that with FWD cars, the rear tires get little wear and while they
can last a long time, they can start to cup and make a lot of road noise. A
few years ago I got rid of a couple of tires that still had at least 15000
miles left on them but could not take the noise any more.
Take a look at the tread. The outer portion may have a series of flat spots
around the circumference. If worn enough, it will be visible. but in any
case, you can usually feel it if you run the palm of your hand around the
tire. Once unevenly worn, it is going to get worse.
My thoughts exactly, Mr. HyundaiTech.
And it hasn't helped that a couple of my vehicles, one Hyundai and one Kia,
have had such hub troubles.
They may be much simpler to replace than a bearing by itself, but man are
those hubs expensive.
Thank you Mr. hyundaitech, you were right on the money. I had my dealer
look at it today and sure enough it needs a new wheel bearing. Much to my
surprise, it's covered under the 100K Power Train Warrentee.
Thanks for the tip.
"hyundaitech" < email@example.com> wrote in message
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