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1988 coupe Power antenna won't go down with out help. The motor is working and if I put a little pressure on the top of the mast while the motor is still running it goe's all the way down by itself. Help me out guys, where should I start?:huh:
 

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You can buy a replacment mast from mid america, turn on send the old one up and pull it on out. it has a zip drive that pulls it down and up. You might want to take it apart before you insert the new mast you probally have the broken off piece still inside of it.
 

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If your antenna needs a little push or pull to go up or down, you probably just need to lubricate the antenna shaft. My book suggests Automatic Transmission Fluid. Wipe the shaft with the fluid several times to clean the shaft and distribute the fluid. It's sure worth a try, before you decide to replace any parts.

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I had to replace the mast assembly on my 88vette. I bought a replacement from Ecklers for $19.95 plus shipping. It's easy to replace. If your mast is bent or the nylon drive is broken it will cause this type of problem.
 

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I hated the sounds the power antenna made. I hated how it slacked off like a teenager on french-fry duty and I wasn't going to give it a chance to die on me during some expedition through the rural woods of PA....

So I paid about $15 and replaced it all with a shorty antenna.
 

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I put a switch on the 12 volt wire to the antenna relay (Orange wire). Now I can leave the antenna at any height I want, or I can put it down when I want to cover the car, or when I'm only playing my CD's. When I'm in a poor reception area, I flip the switch and it goes to full height.

The antenna relay is located under the panel at the rear hatch latch.

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I'm going to order the replacement mast from Ecklers, the trans fluid did not do the trick. I do like the idea of having the switch to choose when its up or down so I'm going to install one this weekend. Thanks for all the help guys.:cheers:
 

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I've heard of some guys using car wax to help lubricate them as well. Dirt won't stick to wax like it will to oil.
 

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I had to replace the mast assembly on my 88vette. I bought a replacement from Ecklers for $19.95 plus shipping. It's easy to replace. If your mast is bent or the nylon drive is broken it will cause this type of problem.
Thats what I did:agree: :partyon:
 

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Car wax did not help either so I ordered a new mast, ecklers dont have them for the 88 coupe anymore so I got mine from TLD. I still plan to install a switch so I can control when I need it and dont.:buhbye:
 
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