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Old 07-31-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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TV antenna popped?

I was trying to drop my tv antena and the handle just starts to pop when closing. Its almost down but needs another 1/2 inch to go. Any Ideas?
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:08 PM   #2
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Not sure....but

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Not sure of your exact problem, but I am willing to take a 'guess' at your problem.... I would venture a guess that it might be a 'striped' gear in the up/down system.... As I recall, on my SilverToy, it is a gear that the handle engages when you crank the antenna up or down.... These are known to strip when over tighten....

My guess.... hope it's as simple as that....! Be sure to let us know what it winds up being.

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Old 07-31-2007, 02:33 PM   #3
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If its a gear that is stripped is it hard to replace? Do you have to pull off the entire assembly? Geeze I hope not.
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:52 PM   #4
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I replaced the gears on my '89 Skyliner (Braund?) antenna - it was very easy to replace. As I recall, I just took off the access cover, reoved a pin and the gears came off. I lubed the new gears with high temp plumbing grease so the grease would't get runny in the hot summer days with the sun beating down. Antenna operated very smoothe since then.
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:55 PM   #5
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I replaced the gears on my '89 Skyliner (Braund?) antenna - it was very easy to replace. As I recall, I just took off the access cover, reoved a pin and the gears came off. I lubed the new gears with high temp plumbing grease so the grease would't get runny in the hot summer days with the sun beating down. Antenna operated very smoothe since then.
Braund is correct. You can read the name on the base in the photo below. Good idea about the plumbing grease. I have been waving the bag with the new gears for mine at the handle, but that hasn't worked yet. I guess I will have to get on the roof afterall.

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Old 07-31-2007, 07:36 PM   #6
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On my SOB the gears came out from the bottom. Remove the crank and a pin and the fell right out. It's been a while and CRS may have fogged my memory but I'm pretty sure I didn't have to do it from the topside.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:16 AM   #7
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Mine are definately on the top. They are just below the frame in this shot.

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