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Old 11-11-2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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anyone else's antenna coming loose?

it constantly shakes from driving and becomes loose.

has anyone else encountered this problem?

is there a way to fix it, (that doesn't include glue or any thing that may hinder me taking it out later on)?

should i replace it with a shorter one, and if so, any suggestions as to what one?
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:13 PM   #3
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Mine only comes loose when it hits a bunch of trees.
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:14 PM   #4
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it constantly shakes from driving and becomes loose.

has anyone else encountered this problem?

is there a way to fix it, (that doesn't include glue or any thing that may hinder me taking it out later on)?

should i replace it with a shorter one, and if so, any suggestions as to what one?

Yes, I have the same issue. I will try to tighten it more based on another post.
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:17 PM   #6
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Mine only comes loose when it hits a bunch of trees.
that's why it's weird to me...from normal driving it gets loose.
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:19 PM   #7
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Try to tighten it with some piles?

Thats what I do and it only comes loose with hitting lots of trees.
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:20 PM   #8
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that's why it's weird to me...from normal driving it gets loose.
It whips from the wind wich makes it loose. I put a 12" billet one on mine. No more issues. You can alway use a dab of green or blue loctite.
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:22 PM   #9
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It whips from the wind wich makes it loose. I put a 12" billet one on mine. No more issues. You can alway use a dab of green or blue loctite.

true. why i didn't think of that i have no idea.
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my OEM one came loose often when I first got the truck. After taking some pliers to them - never came loose again.
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:26 PM   #11
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Mine was loose but I just hand tightened it as hard as I could, and it hasn't come loose for months now.
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:37 PM   #13
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My antenna was constantly loosening up as well. I saw a different posting frome someone who had experienced some rust and degrading radio reception. Went out and wrapped the thread in teflon a few times and screwed the antenna back in tightly with a wrench. No further loosening, and no further rattles when the antenna brushes something on the trails.
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My previous vehicle was an 08 Kia Spectra and I was amazed at how easily the antenna came loose, well wouldn't you know it, the Tacoma is the same way. Not sure why. I put a tiny dab of loctite on my Kia's antenna and it worked great. I'm don't know why I havn't done it to my current 2010 Taco yet...guess I'm lazy but yes, mine comes loose very easily. Loctite works great.
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Off topic kinda but at work we steel each others antennas all the time and hide them in various places... But i can tell you that they are the exact same as the ones on frontiers and ford rangers! Anything that screws into that hole should fit but if you get a smaller antenna your going to loose a good marker for low roofs like parking garages!
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Was a problem for me too. Even after tightening, it was still comming loose every few weeks and I don't have any unusuall vibrations in the truck at all???
I was worried that if I used tape dope or loctite I might compromise reception so I went to Lowes and got a small stainless lockwasher for it, no problem since.
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OEM was always coming loose... Tightened it with pliers, then no problem. Now I have an 8 inch stub and no problems with that.
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Was a problem for me too. Even after tightening, it was still comming loose every few weeks and I don't have any unusuall vibrations in the truck at all???
I was worried that if I used tape dope or loctite I might compromise reception so I went to Lowes and got a small stainless lockwasher for it, no problem since.

I think the lock washer idea is your best and cheapest bet!
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:54 PM   #19
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Had the same problem so i bought the billet antenna from antennx.com. Much better fit and i think it looks a lot better..
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mine did that i used a little dab of black rtv silicone since i didnt have any loc tite and it has been tight for two years now.
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