'03 Santa Fe- I need help, high pitched engine whine after > 20 miles of driving

Discussion in 'Hyundai Santa Fe' started by godotsgirl, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. godotsgirl

    godotsgirl Guest

    I have an '03 Santa Fe, which I've had little trouble with until
    recently. I have about 25K miles on the vehicle. This summer we had
    the oil changed at a local super lube place. Shortly after that I was
    driving on a warm day with A/C on (and the recirc. button on), when I
    started to hear a high pitched engine whine when I rounded corners or
    when I put my foot to the accelarator. The temp gauge was reading like
    normal and no dash lights came on. When I got home I looked under the
    hood and power steering fluid was bubbling out from under the cap. I
    took it to the dealer, they said the super lube place must have over
    filled the reservoir. Should be fine. Well it wasn't. When I drive
    continuously for greater than 20 mins I get the high pitched engine
    whine. I took it back and they replaced the power steering pump. The
    day we got it back, same problem with the fluid coming out from under
    the power steering resevoir cap. When it cooled my husband removed
    fluid to between the min and max lines. Now the fluid doesn't bubble
    out but I still get the whine. Recently I drove about 50 miles to a
    nearby city. I don't recall having trouble getting there in the
    morning. On the way home, I was again running the A/C and had trouble
    with the sound again. It was much worse this time as my uninterrupted
    trip was longer. If I do stop and go driving, I don't get the whine.
    The noise doesn't sound like a fan noise, it is much louder and
    I want to take it back to my dealer, but I'd like to know what to tell
    the dealer to look for. They won't be able to reproduce the noise if
    the car isn't driven for over 20 miles. I don't know if the A/C use is
    even a factor in whether or not it happens.
    Please help send the dealer in the right direction!

    The only other engine issue I've had was that it recently died at a
    stop sign after I applied the brakes to stop. It started up again
    without trouble. No other issues like this again.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can give,
    godotsgirl, Aug 29, 2005
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    hyundaitech Guest

    Just tell them what it's doing and how to make it happen. It doesn't
    really matter very much what you tell them to look for. They're going to
    look for whatever could cause the condition you describe.
    hyundaitech, Aug 29, 2005
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