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Hello

I have a 1999 c2 manual with 72000 miles.

Yesterday I find oil dripping from, as i looks, front end of the gearbox. The undertray is quite wet from oil, seems i must be oil under pressure, see pictures. On my inspection I did not find any loose bolts or anything wrong, or oil dripping form the gearbox itself. But as you see from the pictures, a lot of oil has been leaking.

As far as I concern there is no place in front end of the gearbox oil could leak from.No loose bolts or anything. So what happens here?

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It is possible that could be left over from the last time the gearbox was serviced. Clean the area up, check the box to make sure it is still full, and see if it comes back.

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Thanks JFP, but it is not leftover from last service. The gearbox was serviced i 2012 and the car have been dry since then. This has occured relatively recently. A friend of mine suggested today a loose or broken seal at the reverselight- swich, could this be a possible cause?

I have not checked yet but what other problem can cause this? The first picture showes fresh oil in the undertray, on the next, the oil have spread over large aera under the car.

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Thanks JFP, but it is not leftover from last service. The gearbox was serviced i 2012 and the car have been dry since then. This has occured relatively recently. A friend of mine suggested today a loose or broken seal at the reverselight- swich, could this be a possible cause?

I have not checked yet but what other problem can cause this? The first picture showes fresh oil in the undertray, on the next, the oil have spread over large aera under the car.

The gearbox can also spring a leak where the linkage shaft enters the case. I think you need to get the car up in the air (on a lift) and shine some bright light in there to try to see where it is coming from.

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