Electric aerial problem.

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Electric aerial problem.

Post by Allan mcl » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:28 pm

Electric aerial won't go up or down, I can hear the motor running both ways but nothing happens. Is there any way to repair it as it is original.

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Re: Electric aerial problem.

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:51 pm

That’s done well I had two new ones on my old Capri back in the late 80s as they seemed to only last a few years .
I think she may have given up the ghost .
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Re: Electric aerial problem.

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:07 pm

If it's already broken there's no harm in taking it apart to have a look. I expect something inside like a plastic gear has worn.

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Re: Electric aerial problem.

Post by Lord Flasheart » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:14 pm

This is the proper original manufacturer jobby should it come to needing a replacement

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Premium-Chro ... xyQj9RQSuj

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Re: Electric aerial problem.

Post by Allan mcl » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:26 pm

Car coming off the road at the end of the month for the winter so this could be a good time to do those little jobs.

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Re: Electric aerial problem.

Post by stevemarl » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:31 pm

As Andrew suggests, there`s a steel worm gear from the motor which drives a nylon `ring gear` around the cable drive drum. This wears out at the parking position, there is a clutch on the aerial drive drum which when aerial stops cos it`s fully extended, the clutch allows the drum to keep turning to the parking position - but this puts a LOT of stress on the nylon teeth! The clutch assy is very, very tight: If you can replace with an OE one, it`s worth loosening the nut which tensions the clutch assembly so there IS enough tension to drive the aerial up but it`s not over straining the nylon teeth on ring gear. Will last for decades then.

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Re: Electric aerial problem.

Post by D366Y » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:24 am

I've had the exact same problem - just taken mine off to have a look at it but not had the chance yet.
I'd imagine replacing the whole unit will be easier though, can't be bothered pulling it apart for a tiny fiddly gear :lol:

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Re: Electric aerial problem.

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:57 pm

My aerial has a mind off its own.. It goes up OK but comes down only when it wants to. Sometimes its pretty much straight away, sometimes after a min or too and sometimes I just leave it, come back later and it's down :lol:

Dont bother me as it actually gives B112 a bit of attitude I find rather endearing :heart: :lol:
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Re: Electric aerial problem.

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:44 pm

So are you saying “ when it’s up it’s up “ and “ when it’s down it’s down “ but when it’s half up it’s not up or down ? :lol:
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Re: Electric aerial problem.

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:58 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:44 pm
So are you saying “ when it’s up it’s up “ and “ when it’s down it’s down “ but when it’s half up it’s not up or down ? :lol:
Are you still talking about my aerial Jason :shock: :lol:
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Re: Electric aerial problem.

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:09 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Jasonmarie wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:44 pm
So are you saying “ when it’s up it’s up “ and “ when it’s down it’s down “ but when it’s half up it’s not up or down ? :lol:
Are you still talking about my aerial Jason :shock: :lol:
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Re: Electric aerial problem.

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:03 am

So , is that a yes or a no? :xd:
you know it was a goodie when the end is stickin up out of the water

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Re: Electric aerial problem.

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:53 pm

Mc Tool wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:03 am
So , is that a yes or a no? :xd:
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