1990 VW Jetta 5sp Manual
I was coming home tonight and once I got off the highway and into town I noticed that the clutch seemed to be sticking or at least what I think it would feel like for my clutch to stick. When gearing from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd etc the RPM's would be much higher like the gears werent being grabbed properly. This didnt happen everytime I geared down, but most of the time. Upon getting home I checked under the car and immediately noticed a pool of oil, the size of a small plate, on the ground and it was dripping from the inner most side (towards the center of the engine compartment) of the manual transaxle nearest what I believe is the oil pan. I'll take a picture tomorrow when I get my camera back from my roomate and it is actually light outside. I must admin that I do not know much about cars and I have looked through my Hayes manual and it suggests the following
1) Side gear shaft seal worn
2) Excessive amount of lubricant in transaxle
3) Loose or broken input gear shaft bearing retainer
4) Input gear bearing retainer O-ring and/or lip seal damage
Can anyone make an assumption as to which of these it might be or if its something else also let me know what you might think it is. I rely heavily on my car for work yet I dont have a lot of coin to fix it. I thank you all in advance for reading and giving a possible solution.