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Old 02-03-2012, 02:38 PM   #1
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My Antennae keeps coming loose...

Every since I lifted the truck, the antennae keeps coming lose. At first, I thought it was lil gremlins trying to steal it every night, and then giving up after about 90% complete...

Then I realized it is most likely caused from the vibes of the drive-line and the knobby tires.

I will try locktite red at first, but I may be looking at getting nubby. I saw a link before.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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you'll be fine with a stubby unless you like to listen to the radio in relatively remote places. It will affect your reception having a short antenna....speaking from experience.
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Mine was coming lose before i lifted. Maybe a little lock tight.

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Mine's not lifted, but the antenna kept coming loose. I just took a rag, put it around the antenna so it doesn't get scratched, and tightened it down with a pair of pliers. Hasn't come loose since.
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Some teflon tape - I used it 16 months ago and it's stayed on tight ever since
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:03 PM   #7
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RED locktight is the strong stuff. Use Blue, Super GLue, teflon tape, or the "Rag on the Wrench" to tighten it.
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I would try a small rubber o/ring before i used lock-tight. It would act like a lockwasher they are black so they will blend with the ant. and it would be alot easier to remove..
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:29 PM   #9
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I would try a small rubber o/ring before i used lock-tight. It would act like a lockwasher they are black so they will blend with the ant. and it would be alot easier to remove..
Thats a good idea!
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These are all great ideas.

I appreciate the input. I will try this stuff and report back the results.

Thanks!
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I just swapped out my stock antenna with a shorty one and I have noticed that is seems to stay tighter much longer. This has been about 3 weeks of driving too
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My Antennae keeps coming loose...

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These are all great ideas.

I appreciate the input. I will try this stuff and report back the results.

Thanks!
Just put a few drops of Elmers Glue on the thread and put it back on.
I have done this on all my trucks in the past. They stay on and are easy
to take off.
Everybody has Elmers or Carpenters glue laying around.
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Every since I lifted the truck, the antennae keeps coming lose. At first, I thought it was lil gremlins trying to steal it every night, and then giving up after about 90% complete...

Then I realized it is most likely caused from the vibes of the drive-line and the knobby tires.

I will try locktite red at first, but I may be looking at getting nubby. I saw a link before.
Try the blue first. Reds too much for that.
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