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My Antennae keeps coming loose...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 4X42HEL, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Feb 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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    4X42HEL

    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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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.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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  3. Feb 3, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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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.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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    mcdowell

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    Mine was coming lose before i lifted. Maybe a little lock tight.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Feb 4, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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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.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    Some teflon tape - I used it 16 months ago and it's stayed on tight ever since
     
  7. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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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.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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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..
     
  9. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Thats a good idea!
     
  10. Feb 5, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    4X42HEL

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    These are all great ideas.

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

    Thanks!
     
  11. Feb 5, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    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.
     
  12. Feb 5, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    On adding the After market Air filters------
    What is the payback time? Maybe a lifetime.
    So whats the purpose?
     
  13. Feb 5, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    Try the blue first. Reds too much for that.
     
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