[MR2] MkII Classic Antenna Problem '93 MR2, MkII, NA w/ factory wing
mr2 at bagdon.com
Sun Jan 4 17:28:11 EST 2009
The correct oem mast, installed to a correct oem antenna housing,
installed to the correct wing/no-wing car, should result in a correct
(and no leak) repair. At least it did for me. :)
From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com] On Behalf Of
alkirab at earthlink.net
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2009 1:30 PM
To: MR2 Digest
Subject: [MR2] MkII Classic Antenna Problem '93 MR2, MkII, NA w/ factory
Re: MR2 MkII Classic Antenna Motor Problems
Thanks for your response both by email and also on the MR2 digest
posting related to the Classic Antenna Problem on my '93 MkII.
Thanks also to Steve B. and Ralph H. for your input.
I look forward to your info related to availability and pricing for an
antenna mast repair kit ('93 MkII w/integrated stock wing riser
Any final height adjustment, or additional pointers to the installation
and spacing process that I might have overlooked?
I know the antenna tip's O-ring does have to seat full-down when
retracted, to keep moisture out of the mast sections.
I had previously reviewed MR2 documentation before I started the mast
replacement activity; and am now wondering if the antenna module's
internal, two-piece delron drive gear pair might also be worn preventing
the full-extension and noises (although the gear set exhibited no broken
teeth, and additionally the motor runs very strong with no torque stall
when loaded by hand).
Talked to an office mate Friday who completed an antenna mast
replacement on his Subaru STI. His experience involved having to "walk"
the cable gear by hand on the exposed drum several tries, in order to
jump teeth on the drum, and reach a position where he could both fully
extend and fully seat the replacement mast...that seemed extreme and
implies there is no slip clutch or gear slip feature in his antenna
motor. Everything I've seen for the MR2 implies that only several
attempt at powering the antenna on and off is all that's necessary to
have the replacement mast fully seat and fully extend.
1993 MkII NA
Steel Mist Gray w/48,000 original
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