<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mexray:
Has anyone replaced the gears in a Winegard TV antenna...The model with the two 'airplane' type wings on the roof that droop down on the ends. Don't know the model number...cranked it up with some difficulty, but could only get it about 2/3's the way back down.
Went up on the roof to fine the plastic 'rack' gear all torn up! I just got a replacement gear and the matching worm gear and shaft...
What am I looking at to take it apart? I guess I'll have to remove the crank from inside and lift the whole ***'y out through the roof - right?
Thanks for the help. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
If you do not have your manual any more you can download one from Winegards web site:
It contains the following instructions:
ELEVATING SHAFT & WORM GEAR ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE
NOTE: It is not necessary to remove rotating gear housing from base plate or remove antenna from
roof to replace the shaft & worm gear assembly .
Step 1: Lower antenna to travel position. Loosen set screw on elevating crank, remove crank, spring,
Step 2: Remove top retaining ring from top pin holding top elevating tube in rotating gear housing and
Step 3: Remove plastic plug from top of rotating gear housing, disengage elevating gear, remove elevating
shaft assembly .
Step 4: Lubricate worm gear assembly on new elevating shaft assembly with spray silicone lubricant,
make sure wave washer, flat washer and quad ring are on lower bearing and insert assembly in housing.
Step 5: Reinstall plastic plug in top of housing. Gears will mesh automatically once elevating crank is
Step 6: Replace directional handle, spring and elevating crank. Make sure set screw contacts flat surface
on shaft before tightening.