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Old 01-07-2003, 12:58 AM
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manual transmission shift linkage lubricant

In my 5spd 190e2.6, I experience some resistance when shifting into gears, and after some experimentation, I am convinced that the clutch totally disengages when the clutch pedal is fully depressed (and the brake fluid level has not changed).

I believe that the resistance comes from the shift linkage, at the base of the shifter. I am planning to apply some lubricant to this, but don't know what type to use (Lithium? graphite? or ordinary grease?).

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-07-2003, 01:21 PM
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I cleaned it out as best as I could, and used spray lithium on the shift mechanism on my 124. It really did help.

Best of luck.
1986 300E 5-Speed 240k mi.
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Old 01-07-2003, 02:35 PM
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thanks - i'll give it a try.

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