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#1144 of 1159 1998 Mercury Sable
Jul 29, 2012 (3:16 am)
So I am having a problem with the cassette tape adapter, I use a cassette tape that allows you to hook up your iPod to a wire that is connected to it, for some reason, when I put the cassette in, it makes a sound like its searching for something (rewinding, forwarding) and plays the iPod for 1 sec. And then automatically ejects it. I am tired of this!! If ANYONE can help, please help!
#1145 of 1159 Re: 1998 Mercury Sable [dfkcks913]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 29, 2012 (12:51 pm)
The cassette itself is probably defective. Try another adapter.
#1146 of 1159 Re: 1998 Mercury Sable [dfkcks913]
Jul 30, 2012 (6:38 am)
The sprockets in the tape player need to be able to turn freely. If they don't, then the player thinks it's at the end of the tape and tries to reverse it or eject the cassette.
Might want to check that the "fake" tape reels in the adapter turn freely. If they don't, then that's probably your problem.
Like Shifty said, that would be a defective adapter.
#1147 of 1159 Re: 1998 Mercury Sable [srs_49]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 30, 2012 (8:41 am)
sometimes you can open the cassette up, if it has screws, and carefully flip over the lubricating sheet that the rollers spin on--that might make them run smoother..using any kind of lube is tricky and would have to be some kind of very light grease applied in tiny tiny amounts to the wheels---a last ditch thing.
#1148 of 1159 Ford 2011 Edge gremlins
Aug 22, 2012 (10:07 am)
On a recent trip, my Edge with 16000 miles on it just stalled and started running rough at low idle with no throttle response.....several times at 70 mph in heavy traffic. It would occur usually after at least 3 hrs. of driving and would temporarily go away upon stopping the car and shutting off the engine. This is intolerable due to the obvious safety issues which almost resulted in a rear end collision. I discovered via I pad research that many other edges were reporting similar issues which is the only way I knew to stop and get the car running again 2000 miles from home. As true to the other reports the dealer could find no codes to indicate a problem, but due to the overwhelming anecdotal evidence I supplied them and with the cooperation of the regional rep. they agreed to put a new throttle body into ......more to come. MKS