Originally Posted by ReluctantGT
I'm trying to track down the same issue. It's intermittent. Seems more common when it's colder, but has done it at over 50 degrees F. So far it has only done it after the car has been sitting over night.
Mine actually seems to start screeching while the starter is running, then stops abruptly less than a second after the engine fires up.
It's a horrifying noise....doesn't sound like a belt to me, but who knows.
I'm getting the same thing. A cartoonish sound like a cat screching but it lasts less than a second and seems to go away just as I've released the ignition key. Only happens when the car has sat overnight and the temperature is 35 or less.
Belts were changed two years ago and the power steering fluid changed around the same time.