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Engine clicking and oil leak

The engine is making a loud clicking around the belt even when ideling and there is a slight oil leak that may or may not be part of the problem as the clicking has been going on for a year and the oil leak started within the last month.

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Turn the air off see if the clicking goes away because the ac compresser is made to click on and off

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