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Will it still make the noise if the AC is turned off before the vehicle is turned off so that the AC will not be turned on when the vehicle is started the next morning?
Is the defroster on in the morning?
It is possible the problem may be the AC compressor engaging. It comes on when the AC is turned on and also when the defroster is turned on. Try this and see if the noise is still present. Take the belts off and start the engine in the morning and listen for the noise.
Ok. Because the AC compressor has its own belt and is mounted on the passenger side of the engine. It could be internal in the AC compressor or the clutch on the compressor could be breaking apart.
Can you record this noise and post it on this page?Like a video?