Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Do you know if the oil is leaking from your engine, or leaking from your transaxle? If it is leaking from your engine, it could be getting on your drive belt, and causing your drive belt to slip. An oily drive belt will affect the performance of your transaxle.
If your oil is leaking from your transaxle, our problem could be caused by low oil, a worn belt that is slipping, or trapped air inside is your transaxle. You and I can continue from here.
There shouldn't be any slack at all, after you release your brake pedal. When you have an opportunity, check to see if your belt is oily. Also, if your belt is loose, it may have stretched, and needs to be replaced.
If the oil is actually coming from your transaxle, it is very likely that you have a leaking seal.
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