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Seat belt loosing tension

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by 410225, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. 410225

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    My seat belts are loosing tension. Everytime I unbuckle, it does not roll back in. Is there a fix for this or do I need to replace the seat belt component?
     
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    Mine is doing the same thing! How can we fix this.

    Tim
     
  3. cruiserdan

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    Seat belts are not intended to be dis-assembled due to the fact that they are safety items. If you did take it apart you may not be able to put it back togther and have it work properly when you need it.
     
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    are you saying buy a new one??
     
  5. Hltoppr

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    ...ooooo a new subject....c'mon Dan, inquiring minds want to know!

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  6. cruiserdan

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    Yup, I guess I am. Either that or deal wth a slow retract.

    New front seat outers list for around 125 bucks each +/- and a smart shopper could get them for about 95 bucks each.
     
  7. 92Cruiser

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    Take rubbing alcohol and clean the seat belt hanger up above your shoulder. If you look under the belt on that hanger you will probably see a bunch of black/brown gunk. This has always worked good for me.


    Brian
     
  8. landtank

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    Brian beat me to it. I've also cleaned the hangers a few times on various vehicles.
     
  9. Eduardo96FZJ80

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    Humm, so you guys are saying they are full of gunk @ the roller guides?? ???
    :doh: so that's were all the spilt coffee and crumbs go!! :-\
     
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    It's up at the shoulder hanger on the pillar. The belt just slips through. Nothing turning up there!
    It just scrapes crap off the belt everytime you use it and builds up this gunk that drags on the belt and stops it from retracting properly.
     
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    I cleaned my guide last night and yes, it made a difference. It used to have this black gummy crap on it and used rubbing alcohol and got rid of it.
    I won't say it is back to new but improved tremendously.
    Thanks guys.
     
  12. crazy canuck

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    The driver's side belts on both of my 80's failed-replaced them both--they get used the most. This is one part of my vehicle i wouldn't mess around with