Chrysler Front Wheel Drive Cars 6-CYL 1988-1995 Repair Information

Antenna

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REPLACEMENT



Manual Antenna

See Figures 1, 2 and 3

To perform this operation, a special antenna cap nut (much like a socket wrench), Tool C-4816, is required. On some vehicles the radio must be remove to gain access to the antenna connection. Some vehicles use a two piece cable do not remove the radio, but disconnect the cable at harness connection.

  1. The radio may have to be removed from the car to gain access to the antenna connection. Remove the radio, if necessary. Then, unplug the antenna lead at the radio or harness connection.
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  3. Use an open-end wrench of appropriate size across the flats at the bottom of the antenna mast to unscrew the mast from the antenna adapter. Then, remove the mast.
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  5. Use the special tool to unscrew the antenna cap nut from the fender. Then, remove the cap nut and the adapter and gasket underneath it.
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  7. If access to the antenna body from underneath the fender is blocked by an inner fender shield, remove the 3 screws from the rear of the shield and bend it away to gain access.
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  9. Then, remove the antenna lead and body assembly.
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Fig. Fig. 1: It is often necessary to remove the radio unit to gain access to the antenna cable



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Fig. Fig. 2: Use the special tool (C-4816) to removal and install the antenna cap nut



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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of the antenna cable-to-fender mounting junction

To install:
  1. To install the antenna, first insert the antenna body and cable through the hole in the fender from underneath. Then, install the gasket, adapter and cap nut. Tighten the cap nut to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm) with the special tool.
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  3. Screw the antenna mast into the antenna body. Tighten it with the open-end wrench until its sleeve bottoms on the antenna body.
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  5. Route the antenna cable to the radio, connect it to the radio (or harness connection) and then reinstall the radio if necessary. Check the radio for proper operation.
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Power Antenna

See Figures 4 and 5

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the right front fender splash shield fasteners and pull the shield away from the wheel housing.
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  5. Detach the motor leads at the connector.
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  7. Separate the lead-in cable by twisting at the connector.
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  9. Remove the one screw attaching the antenna to the antenna brace.
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  11. Remove the cap nut on the fender surface with the Antenna Nut Wrench C-4816, or equivalent.
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  13. Extract the antenna from under the fender.
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Fig. Fig. 4: The power antenna mounts to the underside of the front right fender



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Fig. Fig. 5: The electrical connections and components of the power antenna assembly

To install:
  1. Position the antenna under the fender and through the fender adapter.
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  3. Install and tighten the cap nut to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm) with the antenna nut wrench.
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  5. Position the antenna on the antenna brace, then install the attaching screw to 40 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
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  7. Attach the antenna lead at the twist connector.
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  9. Install the motor leads at the connector.
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  11. Position the right front fender splash shield and install the attaching fasteners.
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable and test the operation of the antenna.
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