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98 Ford Taurus Se tape deck issue

I drive a 98 Ford Taurus Se. I have been using a tape adapter to play music from my phone. For the longest time, I've had problems with my tape player making annoying noises. Finally, it quit working all together and would spit the tape out accompanying an error message every time I tried to insert it. I corrected the problem initially by finding a whole other unit at a salvage yard. It worked great for about a week then this morning I turned the car off and put it in accessory mode. The tape ejected and every time I tired to insert it would make a grinding sound and eject the tape. I'm wondering what the problem could be and if there is any solution to it. It seems a bit random seeing as it had been working flawlessly. Any insight?

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Buy a new tape adapter, the tape player heads are either dirty or out of adjustment. The problem will persist, but a new tape adapter may make it work again. It's very hard to find a replacement for a tape player now as they're obsolete. Your best bet to find a replacement is like you've already done... source one from a salvage yard. Good luck with that!

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