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I have a leak coming from inside the bell housing of my transaxle leaking onto my clutch making it slip new clutch replaced less than a week ago and rear main seal replaced oil smells like gear oil (rotten eggs) wondering where leak could be coming from? is there a seal behind the selector shaft?

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There is an oil seal on the gearbox/transaxle input shaft. If this has failed it will leak oil on to the clutch.It might be able to be replaced by just removing the gearbox again to access the seal. Most likely though is, the gearbox will need to be opened up to replace it.

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