Over the last month sometimes when I would start the car there would be no sound - the starter wouldn't engage. The dash lights came on but nothing, I'd turn the key again and would start. BTW, the battery was replaced six months ago. Three days ago I turned the key and nothing, turned it again, nothing. I could hear a faint whine but it sounded like the starter wouldn't engage. This went on repeatedly until eventually something happened and it started. I assumed it was the starter so I had it replaced. Today the problem happened again. I turned the key and nothing...the dash lights all came on but nothing. I didn't wait to listen for the whine but on the second try it started up. Do I need to wait until this condition comes up again in order to have it diagnosed or does anyone know what this might be? Is there something separate from my starter that is not engaging...? My Element has 113k on it.