by viper69 » 31 Aug 2010, 08:19
by Ozark Lee » 31 Aug 2010, 11:07
by viper69 » 31 Aug 2010, 20:56
by BEJinFbk » 31 Aug 2010, 21:03
by viper69 » 31 Aug 2010, 21:13
BEJinFbk wrote:Power antenna masts need a little TLC every once in a while.
Get a can of TriFlow and a paper towel. Fold it over and wrap it around the mast.
With the antenna fully raised, hit it with a good blast of the teflon lube and apply
liberally to the entire mast. Run it up and down a few times and you may be done!
The masts will usually last forever as long as they stay straight and you lube'em periodically.
by phils94850 » 31 Aug 2010, 21:45
by viper69 » 31 Aug 2010, 21:51
phils94850 wrote:viper as they stated you can try lubricating the mast, if that doesnt fix it, ive actually taken the antenna motor out, disassembled and lubed the gears with wheel bearing grease and that usually made the motor run nice and quiet again. The factory lube usually gets dry and brittle and the gears start getting louder.
by Ozark Lee » 01 Sep 2010, 01:05
by viper69 » 01 Sep 2010, 01:53
by Ozark Lee » 01 Sep 2010, 01:59
by viper69 » 01 Sep 2010, 03:09
Ozark Lee wrote:All you need to remove is the nut at the top of the mast. The base of the mast has a ferrule that wants to get stuck in the socket but all and all it is very easy - a 1 wrencher. The hardest part is getting the new mast spline to bite into the motor gears - it may take a few shots.
The instructions on the bag are actually very helpful.
by viper69 » 01 Sep 2010, 21:49
by Ozark Lee » 01 Sep 2010, 22:03
by viper69 » 01 Sep 2010, 22:20