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Best Shift linkage lube? #251925 Aug 17, 2:44pm Aug 17, 2:44pm
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Best Shift linkage lube?
What's the best lubricant to use on the shift linkage to stop it from squeaking?

I've already read the following thread, some people have used lithium grease, some said WD-40 which I'm skeptical of because WD-40 tends to break down and thin out thicker lubricants like lithium grease. Would a spray on silicon based lubricant be better?

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_57282_0_collapsed_2__1.html

Re: Best Shift linkage lube? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #251926 Aug 17, 3:22pm Aug 17, 3:22pm
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I used Liquid Wrench on mine a few months ago and it's been great ever since.

Re: Best Shift linkage lube? [Re: goose42] #251927 Aug 17, 4:41pm Aug 17, 4:41pm
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just get yourself some white lithium grease in a jar so you can apply it with your fingers or else if you spray it on, it'll get everywhere

Re: Best Shift linkage lube? [Re: Steven] #251928 Aug 17, 5:33pm Aug 17, 5:33pm
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That thread you speak of tells you how to fix a squeeky clutch... so where do you find the shift linkage to fix that squeek confused


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Re: Best Shift linkage lube? [Re: OzzyZR] #251929 Aug 17, 8:41pm Aug 17, 8:41pm
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that white lith stuff from advance auto parts works good wink I keep a can in the back of the car .

Re: Best Shift linkage lube? [Re: OzzyZR] #251930 Aug 18, 11:06am Aug 18, 11:06am
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Originally Posted by OzzyZR
That thread you speak of tells you how to fix a squeeky clutch... so where do you find the shift linkage to fix that squeek confused


You are correct; the primary topic of that thread is how to fix a squeaky clutch.

The secondary topic is the squeaky shift linkage which is brought up in the responses posted by: Anonymous, Chocolate32, and Quy.

Maybe I'm wrong but I believe they are related but separate issues. To me the squeaky clutch noise sounds like it's coming from inside the engine bay and the squeaky linkage noise sounds like it's coming from underneath the car, that noise is best heard when driving around with the windows down.

When I have time this weekend I'm just going to get a can of white lithium grease, print out the Celica parts diagrams, drive the car up on ramps and track it down and grease whatever is squeaking.

Re: Best Shift linkage lube? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #251931 Aug 18, 11:58am Aug 18, 11:58am
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