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Since I pretty much had to disassemble my rear interior to pull power antenna I figured I should clean it up thoroughly, and since I couldn't find a DIY, take photos of the process.

unit comes apart from black cover/tube attached to chassis

circlip pops off shaft, washer is below clip

lift off top gear, remove 2nd washer on top of bottom gear

filthy! If broken spline is in here remove

lift out spring,

remove lower gear, 3rd washer is at base of shaft

save clip and 3 washers

remove inner cam

plastic cover pops off revealing small gears

grease is very stiff after 20yrs

remove 2 screws and lift off motor, be sure to align cable strain relief on reassembly!

top gear comes out,

lower gear meshed with remaining gear

metal sleeve that worm gear was in pops out now

lower gear slides off shaft

screw/washer/spring washer come off with small strap, allowing antenna tube to slide out

notice indent on tube that screw aligns with

two plastic pieces fit together and then into tube, clean them!

motor assembly is held in can only by magnets, pull it out

rust and carbon from brushes has fouled up motor can

blow out crap from motor base, ceramic caps on other side last almost forever, notice brushes are ~1/3 used at 280k, this car was designed to go 1M miles!

rust on magnets

brush with nylon brush and blow out; neither carbon or rust is magnetic luckily

lower gear has close fitting plastic sleeve, gently remove and clean


small pulley comes out

shaft is rusty, clean up with scotchbrite

reassemble with loads of fresh grease and feed in new antenna mast/spline
 

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Very nice write-up with great pictures. Without those pictures I wouldn't remember how to put something like this back together. Thanks for doing this. I vote to sticky this.

Mike
 

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Stickied. Did I spy a plastic sleeve that someone found loose inside theirs, and was asking where it came from? Can't remember who that was.

This thing, at the bottom:
 

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thanks guys! after market mast I got off ebay was too long and didn't fully seat when retracted, which is bad as rain will come in here in PDX. Leaving out or cutting down the short plastic piece on the small end will allow full retraction, and if you countersink the hole it lets you thread the spline in MUCH easier.

Shame I had to pull entire rear interior !!
 

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By replacement mast do you mean one that's fixed? I am not a great mechanic but I have replaced a wiper motor before. My son's power antenna is broken (96 Camry) and I was wondering if there was a plain old antenna that I can use instead of the power one. Thanks in advance.
 

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By replacement mast do you mean one that's fixed? I am not a great mechanic but I have replaced a wiper motor before. My son's power antenna is broken (96 Camry) and I was wondering if there was a plain old antenna that I can use instead of the power one. Thanks in advance.
You can find universal non-power antennas that will work on Ebay, or you could do the S2K conversion like many have done at the link below. :thumbsup: (Including me) :lol:

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/107-camry-solara-lounge/65507-s2000-antenna-conversion-diy-pics-56k-will-take-over-your-comp.html
 

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By replacement mast do you mean one that's fixed? I am not a great mechanic but I have replaced a wiper motor before. My son's power antenna is broken (96 Camry) and I was wondering if there was a plain old antenna that I can use instead of the power one. Thanks in advance.
The one I referenced is for the retractible mast portion. If you can still hear the motor working, the mast is most likely broken. The mast has a wwhite nylon whip at the end with gear-like teeth on one side. Replacement of this has been covered numerous times on this forum. Do a search and you should find a few threads on how to replace it.

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Thank you for the Write up!
 
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