My truck has had a squeaky clutch for longer than I’d care to admit. Here is a video I took of the noise:
I bet that sounds familiar to a lot of you manual transmission Toyota owners! The culprit was the point of contact between the clutch fork and the bell housing’s pivot stud.
Here’s what I did to lubricate:
- Remove slave cylinder from the bell housing. Just take out the two bolts (M8x1.25 x 2.5cm) and let the cylinder tangle, it will be fine as long as you’re not bending its fluid lines.
- Remove the boot from the fork arm
- Move the arm away from the stud and lubricate that point.
I used white lithium spray via its tube but I imagine many different products would work fine here. It is difficult, though, to access the where the pivot stud hits the fork, so you’ll probably have the best luck with a nozzled spray product. Just got back from a drive and it was so nice having a quiet (and seemingly silkier) shifting experience!