When first starting my 2005 element and backing up there is a whining sound. Only appears to happen when the Honda is cold

Asked by Nov 12, 2013 at 05:43 PM about the 2005 Honda Element

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When the Honda element  AWD is cold and I back up there is a whining noise. Once the
Element is warm there doesn't appear to be noise

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Does the noise change pitch with engine speed or vehicle speed? Where does it seem to be coming from? Front, back, side, inside, or outside? -Jim

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