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Boar

Crank up sattlight dish issues.

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my crank up dish has some rocking when in high winds, the square rod theat the dish clamps to gives about a quarter inch or more, so.etimes causeing disruption in the signal. ive looked and the dosent seem to be away to tighten anything, is ther an adjustment bolt or anything. has anyone had this issue. im thinking ive crank it down to hard and hyper extended something.  any help.would be great, ther is no moveme t from the clamped.area on the square rod either

 

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I would suggest that your movement issues may be coming from the red circled area. Not the overly tighten, now needing replacement broken support piece. Or there maybe some play in the drive gear. 

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that's the deployed state of the dish, the play seemd to come from with in the cast aluminum . I  now see a hairline crack in the original bottom picture tho, but it dosent move there, But more it seems inside the cast aluminum.

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14 hours ago, leech~~ said:

I would suggest that your movement issues may be coming from the red circled area. Not the overly tighten, now needing replacement broken support piece. Or there maybe some play in the drive gear. 

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I had a similar issue pop up on my last house.  The red circled area was exactly the problem.  Somehow the nuts had loosened up over time and caused a bunch of play.

The long term fix for for the crank up is to take it off the roof, and run over it back and forth, and back and forth, with your truck.  Then replace it with a Tailgater, or an auto track dish.  Or just scrap the dish entirely.  Not a fan :)  

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when I ywas up there inspecting, the movement cam from the are not circled but with in the cast aluminum. yeh not a fan either but all we got for now.

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4 hours ago, Boar said:

when I ywas up there inspecting, the movement cam from the are not circled but with in the cast aluminum. yeh not a fan either but all we got for now.

Then there may be some wear in the drive gear that brings it up and down? Under the alum thingy! ;)

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20 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

Then there may be some wear in the drive gear that brings it up and down? Under the alum thingy! ;)

that's wat I'm figuring, is ther a remedy besides duck tape.

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11 minutes ago, Boar said:

that's wat I'm figuring, is ther a remedy besides duck tape.

I guess check for gear wear on the drive unit and see how bad it is? Maybe you can find a new part or-duct tape it! :lol:

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23 minutes ago, Boar said:

ok but are these things novice freindly to dig into??

You only find out ever that your a novice at something, until you try! ;)

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I would have smurfy try to fix it. Then if it's messed up you would have a scapegoat. :D

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Hmmmmmm naw, duct tape would be better suited for the job, duct tape knows its job, smurff...not so much.

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