Steering boot cover?

Tiny
LEMONCAR
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  • 2010 DODGE CHALLENGER
  • 3.5L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 178,000 MILES
In the first picture the steering boot isn't completely on the plastic. Is that a concern and can I zip tie or hose clamp it back?

Second picture can I apply some lube to those areas and which kind can I use? I have heavy duty wheel hub / axle grease (green stuff) I have a white silicone grease and silicone spray.
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Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 AT 4:55 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

I wouldn't be overly concerned with pic 1. If you want, you can use a zip tie to hold it in place. Just make sure not to crush the plastic component when you tighten it.

The items in pic 2 can be greased as well. I would use a general grease, the same as what is used on steering components. If you have wheel bearing grease, it can be used.

However, I don't know if you will successfully get the grease into the joint. These are usually sealed and not serviceable.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Take care,

Joe
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Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 AT 9:35 PM
Tiny
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Okay, thank you for the reply. With how this car has been acting the last few weeks with all these problems one after another I am trying to stay ahead of anything this car is ready to throw at me, lol saying that I will post some pictures on my blend door question. I found one area soaked in oil where the higher sitting actuator is on the driver side.
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Friday, September 23rd, 2022 AT 1:05 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

Oil-soaked actuator? That's an odd one. I would love to see that. I'm not sure where it would have come from in that location.

Let me know.

Take care.

Joe
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Friday, September 23rd, 2022 AT 7:51 PM

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