At the recommended intervals in the maintenance schedule, the transmission linkage should be lubricated.
Manual Shift Control and Linkage
Clean and lubricate the shift linkage, trunnions, and external shift mechanism (floor-shift models only) with lithium-based chassis and ball joint grease. When encountering hard shifting efforts, apply a few drops of 10W motor oil to the shift arm pivot points.
Automatic Kick-down Linkage
Lubricate all pivot points in the kick-down linkage with chassis and ball joint grease.