The whip style antenna base on my 2003 Ford F-150 is loose. From what i can see it is held by screws that are screwed in from the top side. The problem is that the base has a cover that I am not sure of how to remove so that I may tighten the screws.
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@womonsoft7 I'm giddy with childish excitement because this actually worked for me "If you're lucky, you can sometimes just push a screwdriver against the edge of the screw and rotate the screw out that way". After reading this I thought it would be worth a try...It just happened to be loose enough for this to work. My Antenna was broken off by a low clearance garage door, actually thought I smashed in the roof, but it was just the antenna. Easiest fix imaginable.
U are not describing a carb adjustment issue but a carb dirt issue or an intake manifold leak or the base of the carb is loose (very,very common), twist the carb body if it moves the base of carb has come loose, but back to the adjustments, set the rough idle speed to spec, then turn the mixture screw out about 3 1/2 turns, then turn slowly in while you watch a hand held tach, when the eng reaches its maxium idle speed the mixture is correct, then turn it in 1/3 more to pass smog and maximize fuel economy, then set the final idle with the idle speed screw, also verify the dash pot works so the throttle closes slowly when you raise rpm, if the little decel dashpot is no good replace it.
Should be a dome light in the interior that lines up with antennae on roof if it's same as I remember. Remove interior light and there should be screws in there holding base of antennae to roof. If it's just a broke off mast, try to unscrew stud from base & replace.