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Old 25 Nov 2004, 04:53 am   #1 (permalink)
Kaia David
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I get AM static on my 1998 Camry when it is moving. It doesn't always happen
and doesn't happen at all on FM. Any thoughts on how to diagnose and repair?


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Old 25 Nov 2004, 08:40 am   #2 (permalink)
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Go to a car stereo installer or radio shack store and ask for a filter for
ignition noise. Meanwhile the problem is in the engine compartment. Maybe
time for new ignition wires. Check routing of your harnesses etc.
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>I get AM static on my 1998 Camry when it is moving. It doesn't always
>happen
> and doesn't happen at all on FM. Any thoughts on how to diagnose and
> repair?
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Old 25 Nov 2004, 09:57 am   #3 (permalink)
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On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 10:53:00 +0000, Kaia David wrote:

> I get AM static on my 1998 Camry when it is moving. It doesn't always happen
> and doesn't happen at all on FM. Any thoughts on how to diagnose and repair?



Hey, me too! I replaced the stock radio with a Sony, and it worked fine
for a while. Now, when I hit a bump, it causes static, hit another it goes
away.

I also had to replace the antenna. I hate replacement antennas. So, what
I'm betting on mine (and maybe yours) is that the antenna is not properly
grounded. If the antenna loses grounding, the FM will suffer slightly, but
the AM will suck. If the antenna is mounted to the pillar outside the
driver's window, then the grounding is accomplished at the mount the
antenna 'sprouts' from. Try tightening the screws, if this doesn't work,
get a 'star' washer and place it between the bottom of the mount and the
body. This will aid in grounding.

The best thing is to stop listeneing to Rush Limbaugh...
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Old 25 Nov 2004, 11:48 am   #4 (permalink)
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"Kaia David" <kaiadavid@netscape.net> wrote in message news:<gQipd.7750$pr1.6357@trnddc07>...
> I get AM static on my 1998 Camry when it is moving. It doesn't always happen
> and doesn't happen at all on FM. Any thoughts on how to diagnose and repair?


Need more clues.

Do you get static with the engine on but the car not moving?

Does the static sound like a rotating sound that gets faster as you
drive faster?

Do you live in a dry climate?

Does it happen in the rain?

Does it stop if you touch the brakes?

I once drove in the desert in Arizona and there was static build up on
the tires. But there are many other kinds of AM radio static such
as...

Ignition noise from the engine

any loose connection in the car

Buzz picked up from overhead power lines
check the ground connections on the antenna cable where it plugs into
the raio and where the antenna is bolted to the car.

Mark
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Old 28 Nov 2004, 10:27 am   #5 (permalink)
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Many things to check.

Start with the battery connections. Any looseness or corrosion will
cause the symptoms you described.

There are many more likelihoods too.


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Old 29 Nov 2004, 07:36 am   #6 (permalink)
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"Kaia David" <kaiadavid@netscape.net> wrote in message news:<gQipd.7750$pr1.6357@trnddc07>...
> I get AM static on my 1998 Camry when it is moving. It doesn't always happen
> and doesn't happen at all on FM. Any thoughts on how to diagnose and repair?


Simplest answer:
Could be your radio is just not adept at pulling in distant stations.
See if you have the same problem listening to local stations in a major city.
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