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JVC TD V661 Cassette Deck Woes............FIX !

If you should ever encounter one of these with a "Slows until it stops playing" concern, and you don't have a manual, {Like ME.} try THIS before unloading your tool box to disassemble it.

Using some 91% or better isopropyl alcohol, liberally soak both capstans and their bushings. Immediately swab the excess away and insert a tape. If the tape plays for three hours or more before things grind to a halt again, the culprit is a lube issue in the capstan support bushings.

Flush them out with alchohol {In place, disassembly is NOT needed.} then soak them overnight with synthetic engine oil. Clean things up the next morning, and you'll be good for another 14 years. :)