The new Old Car Owner makes the mistake of investigating these noises. This is a grievous error and will often frighten the car into malfunction. Never investigate clicking noises, it just riles up the gods of automobile entropy. What used to be a clicking noise suddenly turns into an oily mess that costs $700 to replace. If the noise bothers you, simply ignore it. The noise will eventually turn into a more manageable and less irritating cloud of white smoke. Contrary to popular belief smoke is a good thing. Smoke means your car is working. When it stops making smoke, it will soon stop moving. I encountered such a clickety noise the other day in my beloved Gregor. To be fair the noise started after I clipped a curb and may have been my fault. Despite my experience I made the mistake of investigating and found a horrible oily mess. My truck immediately stopped working properly and expensive repairs were necessary.

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