Tilt away motor repair

Decided to dive into my tilt column today for restoration.
Rubber seal on the motor is not doing much. Any suggestions?
I have already cleaned it and greased the seal.

The other issue is the small plastic retainers at each end of the tilt away cable. Any suggestions for a fix without paying a small fortune for a replacement.

Lastly what is the expected tolerance at the u joint or knuckle? Mine has a little play in it but not bad. I don’t see a replacement online.

I will post some pics when done. All is getting dismantled, sand blasted and repainted.

Ok meguiars for the win!

I removed the seal, cleaned the Piston and seal good and sprayed conditioner on it. Then installed it backwards.
Now holding vacuum.