2001 Hyundai Elantra - rattle on left side, also bearing type intermittent sound

Ccarver5
0

Asked by Ccarver5 Jan 07, 2014 at 06:41 PM about the 2001 Hyundai Elantra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2001 Hyundai Elantra - rattle on left side, also bearing type whir sound intermittent on startup and while running.  What are these?

5 Answers

tuff4x4
9,755

Could be a strut/shock, sway bar end link on the left . The bearing noise could be idler pulley, tensioner, alternator.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
OrLackThereof
1,365

I'm not 100% sure, but the accessory drive on your car might be on that side, the left (driver's side). I would cycle the A/C off (if you had it on) and see if it goes away. If not, lift the hood with it idling and try to hear where it's coming from, generally speaking. Like if it's in the accessory system (aka A/C Compressor, Power Steering Pump, etc.) You could take an automotive stethoscope and put it on the accessories or center-bolts for idler pulleys one by one until you hear the noise. A long screwdriver works too, you can put it up to your ear and put the tip on the pulley, etc. Just be CAREFUL not to get anything, or yourself, caught in the belt drives. That should be a 2 or 3 belt system...Alternately, you could take a belt off at a time starting at the furthest one out and start the car, see if the noise is still there. If so, take the next belt off. When the noise stops, then you'll know which couple accessories it could be. Then you can reach down and spin those one by one by hand and feel for one that feels loose, rough, hard to turn, etc. They should all spin smoothly.

OrLackThereof
1,365

/\ Since I can't edit, I need to say that it won't hurt anything to run the motor for short periods of time without belts on it, but don't let it sit and idle with them off for very long.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
judge_roy
Not Active

CV joints leakin' the poisonous grease, by now~?

judge_roy
Not Active

honkin' starter bearing....consider which car this is~ not a toyota~

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • front passenger guard has dropped, why? Also, front end makes a clunk/thud noise sometimes. 4 answers

    2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS. Hit a kangaroo and damaged front passenger guard and door as well as lights. Have just had car repaired. Passenger front now sits lower than driver side. Also, for a while ...

    2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Engine stalls / hesitations at idle and low acceleration 16 answers

    Model: 1999 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0l DOHC Odometer: 78,000 Recent work: replaced MAF with new, cleaned ignition plate, ran through 1 tank with Techron fuel system cleaner. The problem has a few vari...

    1999 Hyundai Elantra 4 Dr GLS Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 2003 Hyundai Elantra will not start and there is no clicking noise. 8 answers

    I have a 2003 Hyundai Elantra that will not start. When I turn the key there is no clicking sound and the power in the rest of the car still work. The starter was just replaced and it worked for a whi...

    2003 Hyundai Elantra

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my 2005 Elantra has a transaxle problem- has there been a recall at all? 1 answer

    When the car is turned on in the morning, there is a whoosing noise, as if the water is going back and forth. Then I started to hear a noise as I slowed down, or took my foot off the brake. My broth...

    2005 Hyundai Elantra

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2008 Elantra radio question 2 answers

    Ok so I have a 2008 Elantra that is now on its 3 factory radio. This one when it plays sounds like someone is turning the volume up and down. It does it playing the radio and the cd. I tried to get th...

    2008 Hyundai Elantra

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Elantra
Looking for a Used Elantra in your area?
CarGurus has 50,125 nationwide Elantra listings starting at $1,500.
ZIP:

Search Hyundai Elantra Questions

Hyundai Elantra Experts

#1 pittgirl
pittgirl
Reputation 1,080
#2 Carrie Shelton
Carrie Shelton
Reputation 810
#3 kristininupstateny
kristininupstateny
Reputation 590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Sonata"
1,125 Great Deals out of 61,707 listings starting at $1,095
Used Honda Civic"
966 Great Deals out of 60,921 listings starting at $998
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,155 Great Deals out of 60,010 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Camry"
1,457 Great Deals out of 73,934 listings starting at $1,490
Used Hyundai Accent"
357 Great Deals out of 12,776 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord"
1,277 Great Deals out of 70,054 listings starting at $1,288
Used Nissan Altima"
1,608 Great Deals out of 87,806 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Focus"
1,519 Great Deals out of 64,826 listings starting at $1,450
Used Kia Optima"
551 Great Deals out of 38,737 listings starting at $1,900
Used Nissan Sentra"
756 Great Deals out of 39,616 listings starting at $1,292
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
1,074 Great Deals out of 39,283 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Hyundai Elantra For Sale
32,211 listings starting at $14,999
2014 Hyundai Elantra For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 4,566 listings starting at $11,999
2013 Hyundai Elantra For Sale
379 Great Deals out of 5,924 listings starting at $9,986
2012 Hyundai Elantra For Sale
166 Great Deals out of 2,752 listings starting at $8,488
2011 Hyundai Elantra For Sale
82 Great Deals out of 1,081 listings starting at $8,999