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I have inherited my dad's 2016 825i. 250 hours, 930 miles. Older adult driven, to peruse the farms. No kids, no hauling, no mudding, no abuse. It has a horrible squeal/screech on startup.
It happens every time no matter if the engine is cold or hot, and lasts for less than a second. It does not happen again until the next start.

It is not the clutch or drive belt. Both were removed and the noise was the same.

It is not the alternator or it's belt. I removed the belt and the noise was the same.

It starts every time, runs flawlessly, and shows no other symptoms.

Anybody have any ideas?

Thanks!
 

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Stuck starter or a bad accessory bearing (alternator, water pump, etc)?

suggest using a stereoscope to positivelyID source. Under $10 at harbor freight.
 

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I believe JD only sells the starter (approximately $250) judging by what’s published in their illustrated parts listing.
A local starter repair shop might be able to fix if you can find one.
Sometimes the shaft can be cleaned up and a bit of appropriate lube applied. Could serve to prove root cause but may not be long term solution.
 
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