Whine in Chevy Cavalier

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engines
#1

I have a 2000 Chevy Cavalier and the engine has recently been making a whining noise. The whine is low and intermittent; sometimes I can hear it when I’m accelerating (especially around 40 mph), othertimes I will hear it when I take my foot off the gas and am coasting. It doesn’t seem to get louder when I turn the steering wheel. I also hear it whether the car is cold or warm. Any ideas? I had the serpentine belt replaced within the last few months.

#2

Have you opened the hood to see if you can detect the location of the sound while the engine is running?

#3

It seems like it is on the driver’s side, but it’s hard to tell.