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#1144 of 1158 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 1158 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 1158 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 1158 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 1158 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
#1149 of 1158 2000 Subaru Legacy w/intermittent starter problem
Sep 16, 2012 (6:29 pm)
I have 2000 Subaru Legacy GT limited w/140K miles on it. About every 20th time I go to start it, the car will not start- as in the starter doesn't turn over at all. I've had the battery checked and even replaced it on speculation, but that's not it. All the accessories work fine when I have the problem and the guy at auto zone says the battery has a full charge.
The weird part is this- when I run into this situation I can turn the key back and forth rapidly from the OFF position to the START position, back and forth and sometimes this will get the car to start. Other times though this has no effect (its about a 50/50 split). If I can't get the car to start using the rapid and repeated key turning move, all I have to do to get the car to start is let it sit for ~20 minutes. When I wait 20 minutes, the car starts up, first turn of the key, no problem. WTF?!?!
The one caveat I would add is that I did replace the starter with a refurbished cheap-o unit about 1.5 years ago, but the starting problem started only about 6 months ago.
Any ideas?? Could it be some sort of computer chip with a timer in it or something? Is the ignition switch bad? What do you think? and how can i best diagnose what it going on?
Thanks in advance,
#1150 of 1158 Re: 2000 Subaru Legacy w/intermittent starter problem [fiordi]
Sep 20, 2012 (10:59 am)
Probably the best way to find out would be to put a voltmeter on the starter solenoid when the problem occurs. If the solenoid is getting voltage when the key is turned to start then it's not on the ignition switch side. If the solenoid is getting voltage and the starter doesn't engage then the problem lies in the starter.
Dec 03, 2012 (5:24 pm)
I own a '90 Justy ECVT 4x4.After replacing the combination switch(headlamp switch)and ignition switch,the taillight,parking lights and license plate lights stay on when ignition key is turned off.
Jan 08, 2013 (1:52 pm)
I have a 2005 Cobalt. I havent had my car for about 6 months now has been to many different places to get fixed about 5 actually. My cobalt is literally haywire. Ive checked the wiring, transmission, engine name it ive probably had it checked.
My engine light and sercurity light are on. When Im driving (when I can) the gears are rough trying to change. (feels more like Im driving a manual) I had just filled my tank up and it said low fuel. Some times it will start sometimes it wont. One time it started and the key wasnt even in it (and Ive already changed the ignition 2 times) Someone told me it could be upper transmission module with the "communication penns" but no one seems to have those tools. Sometimes my car says power steering but it works and when it doesnt say power steering the steering doesnt work. My hazard lights will go crazy the headlights pretty much anything with what might seem like wiring will go haywire and Ive had all wiring checked. When its in park or at a stop light its making a weird clicking sound by the gears. If Anyone has a new idea as to what this could be please let me know besides getting a new car. I havent had a car now for 6 months and kinda becoming a pain.