Basically just what the title says. Have an old 85 starcraft starlite 14 footer and I have the cable wiring diagram and yes some cables are broken which is why I am messing with this in the first place.
It's a Shelby model 110.5435 1201lb crank and I googled and didn't see anything about them. It's in the back right, where you crank it up.
System cranks clockwise, which is raising it, but won't go in reverse to let down the roof, which I have taken off, (nor would it go counterclockwise before I took it apart which is the reason I took it aparty) right now. The lock arm does not release, I took the whole thing apart *and tomorrow I will do it again since after I put it all back in, I noticed the washer I left out * Gears were all fine everything moved easily once I lubricated.. when it was apart with lock arm off. Once I reassembled it all back together, put the lock arm on, no reverse action still. I have jiggled it.. wiggled it, heck even tickled it and it will not pop the lock arm off, less I manually crawl under and pull the arm back with my finger.
There is nothing that I see that pushes the lock arm back to allow you to lower the roof, unless there is some special trick that I am not aware of? I read on a different type of pulley system that the weight of the roof affects this. I don't see how, but I'm new to this.
If I had another person.. who was cranking while I'm underneath and pull the lock arm out, I can lower it, but that is kind of defeating the idea of fixing it.
Am I not seeing something for trying? There is no bind on the system since I have the roof off. I have the fourstage lift arms *two with broken cables.* extended out.. there is no cable on the spindle that the four cables feed into at the moment. The cables move freely and pulleys do too. Any ideas on what I need to do? I would think there is some sort of lock to release so it lets the top down, like with a come along, but there is not.
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