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Hello I will help you with your question,
This is the sound of a failing CV joint in the drive axle on the left side. Replace the left axle and the noise will stop. It will get worse over time until the joint separates.
Please let me know if you have further questions
You can test this by finding a quiet parking lot and turning the wheel full left then run the vehicle in a tight circle, if you get the rattle/noise then straighten the wheel it is in the joint. They do not all sound the same. Turn the wheel all the way right and repeat, if you don't hear the noise it is in the joint.
You checked external sources and could even have a person stand on the inside of the circle to listen to the noise.
Please let me know what happens when you try that test.
I agree it is not the axle then, it will take a hands on inspection to move further with this so I will OPT OUT of your question