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RicePowered Feb 8, 2:41am - #99672 
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Lubing Shift Linkage

Yo -

Just to let everyone know, I lubed up all the shift linakge this afternoon with white litimum (sp?) grease, and OMG ... it's so much nicer now.

Plus no more squeaking, my shifts are so much smoother now. I recommend that everyone with a manual tranny do this. Toyota does not put enough, if any, lubrcation on the linkages.

Simple fix for an annoy problem. thumbsup thumbsup
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celicaTRDgts Feb 8, 7:41pm - #99673 

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yea i really need to do this...good info thumbsup

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UFCELI Feb 8, 8:38pm - #99674 

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I plan on doing this in about 20 mins thumbsup

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UFCELI Feb 8, 10:34pm - #99675 

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Well I lubed it up and I get no squeek and its smooth as hell!!!

It's great thumbsup

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Larry_GTS Feb 8, 10:54pm - #99676 
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Where is it located at?
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Celica_Sprinter Feb 8, 10:56pm - #99677 
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where did you buy the grease from?
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UFCELI Feb 8, 11:02pm - #99678 

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Bought the grease from discount auto and check this thread for location or do a search for a shift linkage...

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...true#Post210094

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Celica_Sprinter Feb 8, 11:32pm - #99679 
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are the linkages and their positions the same on a GTS?
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spaztikid Feb 9, 3:25am - #99680 
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i just did mine thumbsup happy with the results... before i could only get into first when the car was stopped, and even then it was hard. now it glides right in thumbsup
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DiabloGTS Feb 9, 3:28am - #99681 

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only problem is the lithium grease breaks down, and in about 2 months, the squeak comes back, and the lithium grease is hard and cakey. thumbsdown

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spaztikid Feb 9, 3:30am - #99682 
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
only problem is the lithium grease breaks down, and in about 2 months, the squeak comes back, and the lithium grease is hard and cakey. thumbsdown


i'll just worry about that in 2 months wink
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beans Feb 9, 3:30am - #99683 
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I'm lost, where's this part at?
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spaztikid Feb 9, 3:34am - #99684 
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under where your stock Intake box is... it was hella easy for me because i have a CAI.
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beans Feb 9, 3:35am - #99685 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
under where your stock intake box is... it was hella easy for me because i have a CAI.


When you say shift linkage, what does that refer to?
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spaztikid Feb 9, 3:36am - #99686 
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how your tranny changes gears... it connects the stick, to the gears in the tranny
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beans Feb 9, 3:39am - #99687 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
how your tranny changes gears... it connects the stick, to the gears in the tranny


so the shift linkage, that's exposed? you don't have to open anything? it's right under the Hood? Is that like the tuning fork or that's a different area?

is that like putting grease on a drive shaft in a RWD? I mean, kinda the same concept?
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spaztikid Feb 9, 3:55am - #99688 
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look higher in the thread... ther's picks on a link that UFCELI posted.
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Larry_GTS Feb 14, 6:48pm - #99689 
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That really helped a lot , My celi shifts much smoother now.
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