[Nissan Sentra 2001 here]
I have a friction sound of metal rubbing together that is coming from the front of my car. It is not the brakes because it happens any time I cold start the car, not particularly when I am braking.
Here's a Video of the Issue where you can hear the sound:
It's coming from the front left side of the car.
I have noticed it happens the worst when I COLD start the car. If I drive it for a while, come to a stop and then try to start within a few minutes again - the sound is very minimal (but has been increasing for the last few days). Definitely worse when I COLD start.
I really dont know what to start looking at - so any pointers could help here.