Laus wrote:So, I didn't get anything done about this and it was in storage until this weekend. I pulled it out and opened it to take a look at it. Excuse my ignorance, but where is the tonearm belt supposed to be located? I can't see a belt anywhere.
Download the service manual from the VE library:https://www.vinylengine.com/library/Sony/ps-q7.shtml
Not sure if they were here when you originally posted.
From what I can see, there is no tonearm drive belt just the standard Sony drive gear and cams for tonearm movement. The exploded view shows a 90 deg space saving offset and not a linear tonearm.
It also appears just a few tweaks are needed to have the tonearm travel to the correct start, stop, reject and rest positions.