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Any way to fix a seatbelt retractor?
Reeve Offline
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#1
I got into my car and didn't realize that I sat on my seatbelt. I pulled it and maxed out the retractor and it didn't go back in. It would pull itself back in about 3" so I messed with it and pulled it a bunch of times trying to get it to retract. After that it completly maxed out and won't go back in at all. I checked the button in the door jam and it's not stuck. Has anybody had any luck fixing this problem? Changing it out is not going to be a problem but finding another dark blue seat belt might be hard. Anybody got one in dark blue they are willing to sell me?
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1980 Capri RS turbo [email protected] broken
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DonH Offline
Posting Freak
#2
Clean the mechanism throughly. The mechanism has a small pendulum at the bottom that locks the mechanism in case of a crash. The retractor portion of the mechanism uses a ratchet in which the pawl may be stuck.
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1983 Pontiac Transam T-top 5.7 T56 [email protected] top speed: 176mph
1978 Fairmont 2.3 4-spd Big-top S/W
1946 Willys CJ2A 134.2ci L4 No-top
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fiveliter8 Offline
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#3
I've rewound them in my stangs I've had over the years. Pretty easy to do. Can't remember the details though. Been a while.
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Reeve Offline
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#4
That sounds promising. I thought the spring just broke or somthing but if you have had luck with fixing them I will give it a try. Thanks Reeve...
1988 TC stock for now
1980 Capri RS turbo [email protected] broken
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