On that side of the engine are all the belt driven accessories. Try this, remove the serp belt and start the engine to see if the noise is gone. It could be a bearing in the water pump, alternator, PS pump. Let me know what you find.
NOTE: When you remove the belt, only allow the engine to run for a few seconds. Run it just long enough to see if the noise is gone.
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 AT 7:53 AM