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98 Dodge Avenger Engine Noise

My engine's making a sort of clacking sound. It started a few months ago and I can't find the source of the problem. Nothing has gone wrong with the way the car runs, but every time I turn it on there's a grumble from the front passenger side of the engine area. It doesn't whine like a belt, and it speeds up as I rev the engine.

Any ideas on what it is?

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