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Old 07-26-2012, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Jet Engine Whine just after Startup (Not Rattle mentioned elsewhere!)

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1) Start Car (reproduceable with A/C on & off)
2) Wait for wind-up whine (starts out low, then speeds up, then stops) - I attached MP3 and Wav files in .zip attached so you can hear the noise - recorded on my phone). Similar sound posted by someone else on Youtube (found link on Cargurus site):
. Listen to first six seconds. My sound file has the noise for a slightly longer period.

My car started doing this about a week after purchase. It's been consistently doing this every morning. In high elevation, colder climate the sound is louder and longer. Car's been to service 4 times. Service Trip summary:

1) Returned as cannot reproduce
2) Replaced Starter (even though sound happens After start)
3) Replace belt tensioner
4) Service stop, tech said he would contact his rep - rep said no fix "it's normal- related to component in timing chain". (Huh?)

Service tech said he's heard a few of the 2012 Elantra's with this noise. I feel like I have a lemon. Anyone have similar noise and what's been done to fix it?

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Old 07-26-2012, 03:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you do some searching in this forum it is a VERY well known occurance you'll find. Don't worry about it, it is completely normal on this car. "All systems go, prepare for launch!"
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you do some searching in this forum it is a VERY well known occurance you'll find. Don't worry about it, it is completely normal on this car. "All systems go, prepare for launch!"
5.4FX4: I searched the 2011 - Elantra forum and only found rattle and click noises. This is a start up whine that sounds like bearing noise or belt noise. Are you able to post a link to elsewhere in the forum that has this noise. The rattle is not a concern, it's the wind-up noise that's worrisome. Here's another video on Youtube that has more easily detectable noise:


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Im having trouble searching the forum on my phone but i found this link through google Engine Whine at AM Startup fixed
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ah crap, now now I wish my made a jet engine noise too!
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the first vid posted sounds normal startup launch noise that most if not all of us have. The 2nd video is way way longer and does sound to good....no idea whats up with that one
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the first vid posted sounds normal startup launch noise that most if not all of us have. The 2nd video is way way longer and does sound to good....no idea whats up with that one

Yep, the longer, louder version in video 2 is closer to what I get every morning (you can hear a bit of it in video 1, but it's about 6 seconds in and not as long. It is disconcerting indeed.
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You never knew our Elantras are secretly sleeping jet cars?? COME ON!!!!!
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I always hear that noise too. I don't give much attention in it though.
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I get that 'wooooop' noise too. Love it.
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