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anyone else's antenna coming loose?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by MaxPower, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    MaxPower

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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?
     
  2. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    503TRD

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    Mine was easily twistable when I first got the truck, I would constantly twist it back to tight with my hands, then it kept getting loose...so i got some pliers and tightened it. No problems since!
     
  3. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    S.B.

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    Mine only comes loose when it hits a bunch of trees.
     
  4. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    auburn taco

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    Yes, I have the same issue. I will try to tighten it more based on another post.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    Special_K

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    mine comes a little loose on occasion, you could use some teflon thread tape:confused:
     
  6. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    that's why it's weird to me...from normal driving it gets loose.
     
  7. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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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.
     
  8. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    DiamondDG

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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.
     
  9. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    true. why i didn't think of that i have no idea.
     
  10. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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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.
     
  11. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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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.
     
  12. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    Mine was a tad loose (easily twistable by hand). I took some pliers to it and it hasn't come loose since.
     
  13. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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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.
     
  14. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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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.
     
  15. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    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!
     
  16. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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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.
     
  17. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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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.
     
  18. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    same shit as everyone else

    I think the lock washer idea is your best and cheapest bet!:thumbsup:
     
  19. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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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..
     
  20. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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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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