Pioneer CT-F9191 Help.
Okay so I picked up this tape deck for twenty bucks in hopes that I could get it going again. It came in original box and packaging with all original paperwork one owner etc. Powers up fine all lights and gauges work. When you attempt to play a tape it starts to play for a second or two then stops. I tried FF and it went the best out of any of the functions although it was lurchy and not a steady speed. ReW didn't really work and also when you are on Play feature for the second or two it plays it just builds up the tape inside and doesn't take it up. The person that sold it to me originally thought it had worked and when he went to box it up and shit it noticed it didn't play so I thought I could maybe get away with just getting a belt and idler kit for it and I might be off to a working unit. So, I ordered a belt kit and an idler from these guys here.
I just downloaded the factory manual after getting the transport assembly and the motors and all belts and idlers free. My belt kit came with all the belts. The larger fat one and two really skinny ones for the take up reel and counter mech. The idler tire I received is much smaller in size than either of the idlers I removed. Also I am not sure which idler this tire is for as it's much like the FF idler as well. On my service manual theres a little not next to the FF idler A says it's only available as a whole assembly since 10-87? not sure what that's all about.
Aaanyway. I really want to replace both idler tires but not sure where to get the parts I have pictures showing the differences if that would help. Then again replacing this stuff might still not fix the problem I was experiencing anyhow. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance. I'd really love to get this thing working this winter.
I just found some really good info over on AK forum about the idler assembly as far as FF and REW go I found a crack in my idler assembly plastic I'll try the fix the mark had success with and see if that doesn't work. Still looking for parts sources and for the correct idler tire as the one I ordered seems too small and I forced it on but it doesn't sit square in the channel it's rolled a bit causing it to sit slanted.