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what would you recommend lubricating the moving parts of the actuator housing assembly with?  It's dry here and we get dust...I have a column in a truck that I am trying to free up the parts in.  Some of the plastic pieces don't want to slide worth a darn anymore.  I was afraid Lithium grease would attract too much dirt and something like WD-40 would eventually attract moisture on cold mornings.  thoughts?

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Hi Mike:
We always use WD40 for lubricating.  It's easy, it can be reapplied through the nozzle without dis-assembly and as you said, it does not attract the dirt like a lithium or heavier grease would.  If you are not happy with that selection, a dielectric grease will work just as well

Thanks for asking
Doug

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Douglas Gan

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My specialties are stolen vehicles, steering column and ignition locks repair, airbag service and installation and diagnosis. My work includes both domestic (USA) vehicles and foreign designs.

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30 years owning a company that specializes in steering columns, ignition & airbag related problems

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GM certified, ASE certified, 4 yrs college, Mech Tech degree
I own multiple auto repair companies and can help you professionally through any of our websites at:
www.steeringcolumnservices.com ---- we stock many older steering column parts and can rebuild your column if you ship it to us
www.airbagsolutions.com --- we sell airbag replacement information (no parts)
www.autoinformationservices.com -- we perform investigations for many types of vehicle claims
Please feel free to contact us through any of our websites for more information or help

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