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RE: JVC KD-85 Cassette Deck Stops

Hello robotek,

Thank you for taking time to help people like me who are not sure how to address their problem.

Second, thank you for addressing MY specific concern however, as long as I am to get involved and got your attention, might as well take advantage of the situation and become a little educated.

In your solution you mentioned "The deck will need new belts and idler drives cleaned and serviced, and perhaps some idler tyres replaced."

Would you kindly explain what "Idler drives" and "Idler tyres" are, what their function is, and how do I recognize them?

Thank you for your patience if my questions, considering your level of expertise, may appear elementary.


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Hi, Thanks for your nice words:) I am glad to have helped, just came across this post also. Good Luck. Happy to assist in the future.


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