Cameron Cooke , Connecticut -
When Cameron starts her car, it makes a horrible screeching noise. When she releases the key, the noise goes away, and the car runs fine. It's been doing this for about 8 months.Tom and Ray suggest it's either the starter motor drive beginning to fail, or the starter may be getting ready to fall out. She can keep driving as an experiment to see how long before it fails--when it fails, the car won't start. But, it won't be terribly expensive to fix.