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Toyota Camry Strange Noise at Cold Start

I have recorded video of the noise my car is making. Can someone please take a look and give suggestions. Thank you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA_OeQi3pm4

You can use a piece of heater hose to try and isolate the source,my first guess is the belt tensioner.

I had a similar noise in my Corolla and It ended up been a loose power steering pulley… a very common problem in Camry and Corolla.To test: Turn the steering wheel in both direction,the noise will disappear at some point and that will confirm a loose pulley.Tighten the bolt in the center of the pulley

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Thank you. I will try that