I hear a screeching noise when I turn my key to start my 2005 Element. What does this indicate?

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Asked by Aug 22, 2011 at 01:43 PM about the 2005 Honda Element EX AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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is the engine running when you hear the screeching sound?

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need more info,like dose it contue when running,or just turning over,sound like it is comeing from motor,just guessing 2 things come to mind on your post,squeling serpienten belt,no oil to rod bearings.

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Thank you for your input. The screech only lasts as I turn the key then quits as soon as the car turns on. I am just worried it may indicate an issue with the starter.

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The screechy noise only occurs when I turn the key, it lasts just a few seconds. I don't think it's the engine but I am wondering if anyone else has the same problem?

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sounds like the starter drive is dry,nothing to really worrie about.

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I just started having the same noise on my '05 element. What was the culprit with yours? was it a "dry starter"?

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Hi! My car still makes the same noise when I turn the key but it's been going on now for months and my Element keeps driving without a hitch. Plus it doesn't do it all the time and it isn't the belt. I don't know what a dry starter is. If you figure it out please let me know. Thanks.

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Mine has always done that especially in cold weather I have had it for 10 years now

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