Hi my precious 2 year old stuffed pennies in my tape deck no problem I thought I never use the darn thing that was until mu unit started smoking! I got the smoking to stop and the screen said CALL. My husband tried to take the pennies out on the right side of the deck then the left side started smoking and he actually saw fire! He unplugged the unit and took out the fuses now I have no radio. Is it cheaper to fix or just buy a unit?
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Re: 2000 Ford Windstar car stereo smoking
Unless your car is a collectable or very very expensive, in my opinion, I would buy a new unit. The cost of sending the factory one in and just getting them to check it over isn't worth it. You could probably pick one up from ebay or your local scrap yard. Wether you buy another factory unit or an aftermarket unit, is up to you. Good luck.
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if one reuses the tape often, ive found that the tape stretches and no longer covers the entire record path (or play path) , i still have a few cassette and reel to reel decks that I still use , and since the tapes are hard to find now I keep reusing the tapes more and more 4 the same thing , I guess its been like in the past year ive seen this tape stretching thing happen now
The tape deck in the unit probably needs to be fixed. Even though you are using an artificial tape supplying a signal to the heads, there are still motors and belts running in the unit if it thinks a tape is in there. Now a belt or a motor has failed and the deck will not stay in tape mode. Thus pulling the unit out of the dash and having it serviced will be required to use this I pod function. There has to be easier ways to do this- I would consult Crutchfield about it.
hi margie, your fault lies with the power line feeding both your clock and car radio units. check the fuse of the line feeding your radio/clock section. the fuse box should have the areas clearly marked. also check if the ground connection to radio/clock is not diconnected sumhow. if this advice does not help then it wub advisable for you to consult with nearest auto-elecrician. cheers.
Depend on your location and willingness to ship the unit. The cost of the repair must also be weighed in. If you don't want to put $100 into it I don't think most shops these days will want to open it up. Dual cassette deck are notorious for failure due to cheap design. Look around at all the problems. I have been fixing units for 40 years and even at Sony and Sony authorized. I can look at it at Skywave Tape Deck Repair in Chicago area if you want. Google it.
Good Evening, I have had a few of these on the car lot and noticed a few inherited problems that can cause what you are talking about. First thing is a coil going bad, second is those darn plenum and intake gaskets which cause a vacuum leak which causes the engine to develop a miss not only at low rpm but also at higher. I cannot say that it is your problem without coding it, but give you some insight into possibilities. Hope this helps.
There should be one that fits in your console. Try to get the exact dimension of the location where you'll insert the stereo on your console and check available stereo head units you would want to install in your car.