Ford Mustang/Cougar 1964-1973 Repair Guide

Transmission Linkage



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.