Cassette ejecting - Third Generation F-Body Message Boards


Car Audio Car audio related questions and helpful hints for building the best sound system for your car or getting the most out of what you have.

Cassette ejecting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-12-2018, 11:57 AM   #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Southfield, Mi.
Posts: 13
Car: 67 GTO & 85 T/A
Engine: 400 CID 4 bbl & 5.0 TPI
Transmission: Turbo 400 & 4 Speed Auto

Cassette ejecting

I have an original 85 T/A with the upgraded radio with the graphic eq, and stereo cassette. The radio works fine, but, when I put in a cassette, it ejects immediately....any thoughts would be appreciated!
Jayess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 12:33 PM   #2  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (20)
 
Drew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 15,349


Re: Cassette ejecting

You need to replace the drive belts. /thread
Drew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 03:41 PM   #3  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: KY
Posts: 12

Re: Cassette ejecting

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drew View Post
You need to replace the drive belts. /thread
Is there a thread or video that shows how to do that? I have a 91 Z28, and the original radio did the same thing. When I inserted a cassette tape, the tape would automatically swap from side A to side B back to side A and then automatically eject.
Doc1991 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 03:54 PM   #4  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (20)
 
Drew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 15,349


Re: Cassette ejecting

Google for some combination of Delco Cassette drive belt blaupunkt eject. Several step by step tutorials and sources for the belts.

The short version is that GM used the same cassette radio in many applications, and when the rubber belts dry out and crack like the O-ring in your GIJoes or an old rubber band, the cassette unit will spit the tape back out without playing, with or without auto-reversing a few times first. It's a very common failure mode, a known issue with a known fix that's been documented for 20+ years. Probably a Youtube video or two out there, if a person looks long enough.

It's so common there should really be a sticky or tech article about it.
Drew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 04:47 PM   #5  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Southfield, Mi.
Posts: 13
Car: 67 GTO & 85 T/A
Engine: 400 CID 4 bbl & 5.0 TPI
Transmission: Turbo 400 & 4 Speed Auto

Re: Cassette ejecting

Thanks for the responses!!
Jayess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2018, 08:59 PM   #6  
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Parma, Ohio
Posts: 8
Car: 1987 GTA & 1984 Trans Am
Engine: 383 stroker TPI
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 3.27

Re: Cassette ejecting

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayess View Post
Thanks for the responses!!
I have a couple spare cassettes that I tested recently. It is simple to swap the mechanism. A couple screws and unsnap the cable and then reverse the process.
Bob Orszycki is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone got a spare Bose radio/cassette? SIMON HOLTBY Car Audio 8 08-14-2011 01:20 PM
Cassette keep ejecting Larry Dunlap Car Audio 2 01-05-2002 10:32 PM
Cassette to CD swap RED92 Car Audio 10 07-31-2001 01:41 PM
delco radio/cassette with equaliser stratton Car Audio 0 06-13-2001 04:53 PM
Stock Cassette Player problem... Bob M Car Audio 15 10-17-2000 11:27 PM


Go Back   Third Generation F-Body Message Boards >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

1982 Camaro '82 || 1983 Camaro '83 || 1984 Camaro '84 || 1985 Camaro '85 || 1986 Camaro '86 || 1987 Camaro '87 || 1988 Camaro '88 || 1989 Camaro '89 || 1990 Camaro '90 || 1991 Camaro '91 || 1992 Camaro '92


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:34 AM.


All content copyright 1997 - 2018 ThirdGen.org. All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced without the expressed, documented, and written consent of ThirdGen.org's Administrators.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: