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My 1997 s10 is leaking clutch fluid but id didnt leak out any where so i think my clutch slave cylinder is leaking so i am in the process of droppin the tranny and got all the bolts out of the bell housing and moved the tranny back and allout of fluid came out i thought it was tranny fluid but it was all my clutch fluid that leaked out and now for the main problam i cant get the tranny to drop it seems caught up on something i dont really want to pry onn it or hit it im afraid somethin may break thanks i need help im driving my gass guzzling 78 corvette and its eatin all my money

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First, unless you have just done some clutch work you should not need to be bleeding the clutch hydraulic system...that shows that it's leaking. There is nothing inside the bellhousing that has anything to do with clutch fluid, so, the fluid you see is either engine or transmission oil (rear main seal or seal on trans input shaft) Could it be that the clutch slave is leaking and it's running down and dripping at the bottom of the housing? (clean it up and check that)

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