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Old 04-08-2005, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
Darren Thornton
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Problems With The Stereo

My 1995 Escort has a radio and tape deck. Overall, it's worked
great. But recently some tapes won't play. It's like they're not going
in all the way.
Neither the rewind or forward buttons will stay down. Sometimes
trying to hold them down at the same time seems to straighten things
out. Does anyone have a clue? Also, the owner's manual said not to use
120 minute tapes in the player. Did anyone dare try?

Sincerely,
Darren Thornton

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Old 04-09-2005, 02:01   #2 (permalink)
Jim Warman
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Re: Problems With The Stereo

The reason for not using the 120 minute tapes is that the tape itself (I
believe it is made of mylar) is thinner than the tape used in 90s and 60s
(and, therefore, more susceptible to damage). The older Ford stereos weren't
the best units built and you are probably better off getting a
middle-of-the- road new deck and the appropriate adapter harness to make
installation painless.

"Darren Thornton" <darrenthornton@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:27335-42576AB0-928@storefull-3278.bay.webtv.net...
> My 1995 Escort has a radio and tape deck. Overall, it's worked
> great. But recently some tapes won't play. It's like they're not going
> in all the way.
> Neither the rewind or forward buttons will stay down. Sometimes
> trying to hold them down at the same time seems to straighten things
> out. Does anyone have a clue? Also, the owner's manual said not to use
> 120 minute tapes in the player. Did anyone dare try?
>
> Sincerely,
> Darren Thornton
>



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Old 04-09-2005, 04:01   #3 (permalink)
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On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 07:49:39 GMT, "Jim Warman"
<mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote:

>The reason for not using the 120 minute tapes is that the tape itself (I
>believe it is made of mylar) is thinner than the tape used in 90s and 60s
>(and, therefore, more susceptible to damage). The older Ford stereos weren't
>the best units built and you are probably better off getting a
>middle-of-the- road new deck and the appropriate adapter harness to make
>installation painless.
>
>"

what jim is saying ford uses inferior parts

hurc ast
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Problems With The Stereo


<hurricane 575 @ihotmail.com> wrote in message
news:hg9f5118pde4kbkaovu1o3eg402kfmm0hm@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 07:49:39 GMT, "Jim Warman"
> <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote:
>
> >The reason for not using the 120 minute tapes is that the tape itself (I
> >believe it is made of mylar) is thinner than the tape used in 90s and 60s
> >(and, therefore, more susceptible to damage). The older Ford stereos

weren't
> >the best units built and you are probably better off getting a
> >middle-of-the- road new deck and the appropriate adapter harness to make
> >installation painless.
> >
> >"

> what jim is saying ford uses inferior parts
>
> hurc ast


I find nothing inferior about Ford products,
but I cannot say the same about your grammer.


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Old 04-09-2005, 11:01   #5 (permalink)
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On Sat, 9 Apr 2005 11:06:37 -0500, "mcalister" <nospam@nospam.net>
wrote:

>
><hurricane 575 @ihotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:hg9f5118pde4kbkaovu1o3eg402kfmm0hm@4ax.com...
>> On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 07:49:39 GMT, "Jim Warman"
>> <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote:
>>
>> >The reason for not using the 120 minute tapes is that the tape itself (I
>> >believe it is made of mylar) is thinner than the tape used in 90s and 60s
>> >(and, therefore, more susceptible to damage). The older Ford stereos

>weren't
>> >the best units built and you are probably better off getting a
>> >middle-of-the- road new deck and the appropriate adapter harness to make
>> >installation painless.
>> >
>> >"

>> what jim is saying ford uses inferior parts
>>
>> hurc ast

>
>I find nothing inferior about Ford products,
>but I cannot say the same about your grammer.
>


go buy a 3.8 l windstar
bwhahahahahaha
happy head gaskets to ya

hurc ast
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