I have a 2003 Sonata under lease (less than 20,000 km)
but didn't like going to my dealer, so I had an oil change done
at a mechanic, providing an oil filter which I bought from the
I've noticed the following: if I drive more than a certain distance,
about half-way across town, my car starts to make a ringing
noise while driving, which stops when I apply the breaks. If
I stop the car for a while, it goes away, but comes back after I
drive it a certain amount again. At the same time as the ringing
noise happens, I notice that the steering wheel makes a kind
of creaking noise when I turn it. These two things happen at
the same time.
In general, for the short day to day trips I use my car for,
I don't have any problems, but if I drive over a certain amount,
I get these problems, first at higher speeds, then at lower
Would this be caused by the mechanic not installing the oil
filter properly or not using the right oil. The oil light is not
coming on. I could not buy "authentic hyundai oil" at the
dealer, so he used his own. Does the car actually lubricate
the axels and steering wheel while running?
I intend to take it back to the mechanic but would like to know
if anyone knows off hand what could be causing this.