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Old 10-14-2008, 08:56 PM
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Steve,

I don't recall what year your 80 is? Somewhere in there ('94 or '95) there was a design change as I recall...Both my 80's are '97s and apparently the later years are easier to fix because the cable isn't physically attached to the motor or something...If you have a later model year (say '96 or '97) then I would think you could remove the antenna mast and then hit the "out" button for the antenna and run the cable right out...Feed the new antenna mast cable in, have someone retract the antenna a bit until you get it close and can secure it to the fender, and finish it off.

On my 's 80 I replaced the antenna....I didn't know at the time the old cable was already out so what would have been a 15 minute repair took me several hours of getting the motor out and apart only to discover the cable was not in there - The motor is a PITA to get in and out...

I followed the write up that you can find a link to in the MUD FAQs
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:26 PM
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The truck is a '97 Jeff, so I will try your suggestion of trying to burp the old cable out before delving into the motor.
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It just depends on where the cable broke! If there is enough left in the spool it will come out far enough to get a hold of....if just the 2-4" broke off the end you have to pull the assembly. Sorry to say but the cable usually snaps on the end....
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:02 PM
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Just finished the mast/cable replacement and the job was easier than expected thanks to John Davies' instructions. Had to dive into the motor as the broken cable wouldn't burp out but is was just as well so old grease could be cleaned out and new grease replaced it. On to rear brake pad replacement now.
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