CHECK ENGINE LIGHT!
April 14, 2009 6:15 AM Subscribe
Check Engine light is on and there is a ominous whirling sound coming from my engine?
posted by slowtree to Travel & Transportation (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Preface: About two months ago i had to have my alternator replaced due to leaky Valve covers which i had replaced.......
2 months later ( 2 weeks ago) i took a 100 mile trip on the highway. When I got off the exit i heard what sounded like a lifter knocking (tick tick tick). I checked the oil and found that it was low (needed an oil change anyway) After the oil change the ticking only occurred when i started my car and lasted for about 10 seconds and went away if i let it idle for a few. Last night on a quick run to the store i found that my Check Engine light was on and there was a whirling sound coming from my engine. It seemed to be running ok but it did not sound good. Its a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe with about 116,000 miles on it. What is happening?