Re: Burned out 3 starters in 3 months
I would check the wiring at the starter... I recently had a compass where the wiring that goes down under the intake manifold to the alternator, knock sensor, oil press sensor, etc was resting on the main B+ feed at the starter, this one hardly drove because it was bringing down a 5v sensor supply and fryed the whole harness. The "whine" you speak of, is it the starter spinning? if say the solenoid power supply shorted out it would fire the starter and not stop burning the starter up pretty quick.
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Gone but not forgotten!