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A light tapping sound when in park goes away when in gear. A…

A light tapping sound...

A light tapping sound when in park goes away when in gear

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

A soft tapping or knock

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Hyundai?

2003 santa fe 2.7 l

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Santa Fe yourself? What have you tried so far?

Tried a higher octane fuel

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1/19/2018
Steve
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where does the noise come from on the vehicle?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
not on the engine block seems to be left of the engine. Doesn't make the sound when in gear. When I filled the car turned it off for a few minutes seemed like a rough start. Turned it off and seemed to be normal except for the light tapping.

and this started out of the blue?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
no seems to be off and on the last month or so

Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you

if it is light and off and on I wouldn't worry too much.

the usual cause of tapping is valve lifters, which aren't a concern at all.

if it worsens or performance changes, it will need to be traced with a mechanics stethoscope

Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
thank you it does seem to a little more than half the time would that make difference? No issue with performance.

no, still most likely just lifters and not something I would worry about. Please do not forget to click a positive rating

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