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Gear oil leak in front and gear shift lever loose

1987 Subaru GL Hatchback 2wd. 2 problems just popped up. 1) I am leaking gear oil from the front of the car. Where should I check for leaks? 2) My gear shift lever is loose. As in, I can push down on it and the unit actually hits the top of the exhaust. Did a pin or bolt come loose somewhere? It still shifts fine. It's just sloppy.

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  • hash_blacks Feb 01, 2010

    It's not regular oil tho but gear oil. Like maybe the front differential? Hmmm.

    And about the gear lever - I'm hoping it's a simple fix. I'm short on cash and the mechanics in this area seem to thrive on the stuff....

    Thanks!

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I would have a mechanic look at it for you. Sounds like it could be an oil seal or it could have a crack in the case or it could be a rear engine seal is shot ?

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