Transmission whine resolution

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by pdp11, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. pdp11

    pdp11 Guest

    Previously I posted a query here about a transmission whine in the
    2000 Sonata GLS we purchased used at a local Hyundai dealer. The car's
    transmission had been replaced under warranty shortly after purchase,
    and the replacement transmission had a slight whine noticable at
    certain speeds under part throttle.

    I had the car checked out at the dealer when taking it in for
    scheduled maintenance and they had a technician ride with me to
    listen. While driving driving around the tech said "sounds like pinion
    whine" which is also what I thought.

    My expectation was that the dealer would blow off the problem, since
    pinion whine is not a fatal problem in most cars, the noise was not
    very loud, and this was after all a 4-year old used car. (So I was
    expecting "that's normal" or "sometimes they're like that and you have
    to live with it" or words to that effect.) To my surprise, after
    checking a few things the dealer called and said they were going to
    install another transmission. They ordered one from Hyundai, installed
    it, and all appears to be OK.

    It is obviously disappointing to buy a car and have not one, but two
    transmissions installed within a short period of time! But I certainly
    can't fault the warranty, or the service we're being given on what
    after all was a used car purchase, in fact I'm pretty amazed at the
    level of service. This is our first Hyundai and we will very likely be
    repeat buyers (from Hyundai and the dealer) when car purchase time
    comes again.
    pdp11, Jun 8, 2004
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    Mad Moe Guest

    Why the suprise ? My wife's first Hyundai was a used 92 Elantra with
    only 40K miles (This was in 1995) . She thought the transmission
    shifted funny , she thought it was OK , they wouldn't let her take it
    untill they replaced the transmission and installed a new exhaust
    system .

    Mortech @
    Mad Moe, Jun 8, 2004
  3. pdp11

    hyundaitech Guest

    I'm glad to hear this issue was repaired!
    hyundaitech, Jun 9, 2004
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