To better assist you can you tell me if you have the regular Lancer or the Lancer Evolution?
Next, please try to describe the noise at start up. Is it a squeal or what exactly and how long does it last. Does it only do it at start up or when you race the engine?
Next, please go to Auto Zone or O'Reilly's and for free they can pull the codes to the car. Most important: Once they check your codes, if they find something and you don't get it fixed and need to get back with us, please make sure you tell us exactly what the code was, number and all. Example, if the code was E0568 O2 Sensor bad. Then make sure you give us all of that. While there for free also they can bring their tester out and check your battery, alternator and starter.
Next, take a spray bottle of water and while the engine is running spray all over the plug wires and let me know what you find.
Please do the above and get back with me.
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 AT 7:46 PM