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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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wow, i feel like a noob, antenna problem

So i jsut got my short antenna in, so i figured yeah its dark but its not something hard to install lol. So i got outside to unscrew my old antenna and put my new one on. well holy hell wtf. The damn antenna would not budge i couldnt unscrew it for anything. i messing around with it and finally go get a wrence to unscrew it, it grip the thing as hard as i can and try to turn and its still not going anywhere. Frustrated my neighboor and his 2 sons and their friends come over to see what im doing, their trying to help, still wasnt working. Finally my father comes over to see whats going on and he tries to help. My mother sees all these people outside so she comes to see whats going on. Now theres like 10 people around my car because my damn antenna wont unscrew. Finally i get the antenna to start to move, but the bottom piece thats attached to the car is moving aswell, the antenna itself isnt unscrewing. My father gets another wrenc and hes holding the bottom while i try and unscrew the top and still no luck. so i said **** it and went inside.

What am i doing wrong, the thing i dont get is, like a month ago i went to the car wash and the mexican worker there unscrewed it wih his bare hands in about seconds, and put it back on in about 3 seconds again with his bare hands.

Im thinking about taking my car to the car wash now just to have them unscrew my anetnna.WTF!

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 07:00 PM
 
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I had that problem too, but it sounds like the person that screwed your antenna back on did it with so much force that he/she might have gone past the threads. Is the housing unit turning while you are attempting to turn the antenna?
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yep the housing is turning. i think i can grab it from inside the trunk and hold it then turn the antenna.

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yep the housing is turning. i think i can grab it from inside the trunk and hold it then turn the antenna.
Careful. but that sounds like what has happened.
I'm not an antenna quru, but you might want to hit the screws with a little WD-40 to help with the threads.
Also be careful that the threads on your Balt arent stripped.
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two pairs of vice grips outta do it.
funny story.....10 people, 1 antenna.
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two pairs of vice grips outta do it.
funny story.....10 people, 1 antenna.
I can just see the neighborhood.
Wait, I cant laugh...that happened with my Pathfinder a few years back. Seeing the housing spin al I could think about was the wiring inside the housing spinning too.
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two pairs of vice grips outta do it.
funny story.....10 people, 1 antenna.
yeah well i was using a wrench and my dad had vce grips holding the housing, he ripped some rubber off the housing too >=( and still couldnt get it.

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i wasnt trying to be rude. im just saying it will be a funny story to tell once its figured out.
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ohhh i know you werent being rude, i waslaughing about it, sorry if i sounded like i was mad, im not lol. I still think its funny. neighborhood project to get my antenna off lol

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it always seems to be the case, the "easier " the project. the more of a pita it is!
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