Thanks for all the replies so far.SWCruiser said:Did you try turning off the truck after turning off the radio. and Christo is right there is a thread for the disassembly. I did it for the first time and it shouldn't take that long..
NorCalSam said:Sorry I can't help much but I did just order a new one from CDan and would like to know too.[/QUOTE
Please post here if you find a solution to this. Its kind of annoying to have replaced the mast only to have it not go down all the way. I'll go in and check the motor when I have time, but it just seems like there might be something else that I'm missing here.
BTW, just got my FSM in, wow, that sucker is huge!
Yeah normal when the ladder is at its limit. Mine's broken-clicks all the time-but I just left it that way-I get out to pull it up or put it down (depends on the amount of tree cover on the trail). I thought I better spend my money on things that don't make my truck say "OUCH!"Razorshock said:Thanks for all the replies so far.
I just tried it with the truck off/radio on, then truck off/ radio off, then press the down button till it stops about 2" off the hood and starts clicking.
Is this clicking normal? This is my first 80...
When I replaced the mast (it was bent by PO so I've never seen it down all the way) it seemed to be able to raise the antenna far beyond where it could go if that makes any sense. Is there some type of adjustment perhaps that I'm missing?
FSM on its way, ordered mid last week.
Hmmm... didn't know that was an option. How do you do that, and insure that the plastic line is properly attached to the mast? Is it possible the attachment isn't adequate? I guess taking apart the motor and checking the line can't hurt (although a total PITA). Really, I don't understand why you wouldn't replace the plastic line. That's the weak link in these things to begin with.Razorshock said:I only replaced the metal part of the mast and reused the old plastic toothed line.
The early model 80 has a different antenna which allows you to replace just the mast and reconnect to the plastic track, the later model is "all-in-one". I replaced just the mast on my 93 as that was all that was broken on it, but had to replace the whole thing on my LX.Rookie2 said:Hmmm... didn't know that was an option. How do you do that, and insure that the plastic line is properly attached to the mast?