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Seatbelt not retracting properly by Tweeder
Started on: 11-13-2014 05:20 PM
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Report this Post11-13-2014 05:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Is there any way to rebuild or fix a seatbel mechanism? Mine sometimes won't retract all the way or is loose but still locks. it seems like its binding in the top loop part or its just nit strong enough to pull it back.

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Report this Post11-13-2014 10:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rbell2915Click Here to Email rbell2915Send a Private Message to rbell2915Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Try looking at the point on the B-Pillar, and make sure that the cover is pushed down all the way and securely fastened. It will click. I've noticed that if I forget to put that back, my seatbelt doesn't even retract, hopefully that helps you!
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Report this Post11-13-2014 10:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks I seen the passenger one like that which was the worse one. The drivers was latched and was not as bad but would have slack on it. I wonder if there's a way to wind the rewinder a bit tighter.

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Report this Post11-14-2014 11:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
see http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/133795.html

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Report this Post11-14-2014 01:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
could have a broken spring inside the retractor(s). Just a thought.
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Report this Post11-14-2014 04:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have a similar problem with my GM motorhome. It takes 1/2 dozen pulls to get the belt out to buckle it. I locks and retracts just fine. Its properly attached and nothings broken. I just live with it. When I fool around with it, Im prob going to just figure some way to clamp it in the correct extended position to fit me. Seat belts being a safety item should be warrantied by the manufacturer for the life of the vehicle except for damaged or torn.

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Report this Post11-14-2014 06:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I do believe mine lock, never tested them. My problem is that they don't retract fully all the time and will leave slack in the belt.

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Report this Post11-15-2014 09:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Dirty/rusty retractors and/or dirty belt will cause problems.

Rust/Damage to machine then get a better used belt.

Cleaning belts be very careful because many clearing items can weaken the belts.
(Note: Many Dye the Belts... Dyeing Nylon will weaken the belt.)

Likely you don't need to clean all of them, just part that pulling out all the time..
Try...
Pulling belt all the way out and block them out. Careful blocking doesn't cause damage to belts.
Wash w/ Dawn and water. If you have hard water, use bottle water for the rise.
  • Do Not allow to get into the machine.
  • Soak w/ mix of soap/water 30 min or more. Use tooth brush to work if needed. Rise w/ allot of water.
  • Let Dry completely! Cold weather can take a day or so to dry.

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    Report this Post11-15-2014 04:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fastblackSend a Private Message to fastblackEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
    My driver's side belt has a similar problem, the top sometimes will not retract. If I pull it out farther it will just lock at the next "notch." Don't ask me why but if I unbuckle and let the bottom belt retract, the top belt will then retract and work fine for another 100 or so pulls. One of those things I should probably fix but never get around to it.
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    Report this Post11-17-2014 12:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
    I have the passenger one apart and all looks good and clean inside. I did notice that when retracting, that once the spool was getting full it would slow down and if I was off a little then it would make it harder to retract. Wonder if that's the problem, that it's not going in perfectly straight and binding. I checked the locking mechanism and it locks with a quick pull. Has anyone else bolted another single retractable system in?

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    Report this Post01-17-2015 09:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
    Anyone know the bolt size that holds down the top loop portion of the seatbelt on top of the firewall? I need to get one that's bout 1" longer. I got rid of the carpeted waterfall piece and built one out of 1/2" mdf to house the amps to power the subs I built in right underneath it.

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    Report this Post01-20-2015 11:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
    Anyone?

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    Report this Post01-22-2015 08:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
    Take out the bolt and go to a local hardware store and have them size it for you and they will probably also have a longer bolt.
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    Report this Post01-22-2015 11:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
    I wasn't sure bout the legalities of changing the bolt. I'm not sure if the bolt intended for there is stronger than the grade 8 or metric equivalent.

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    Report this Post01-22-2015 01:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
    I am pretty sure the existing bolt has a number on that will tell you that
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    Report this Post01-22-2015 01:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
     
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    Originally posted by Csjag:

    I am pretty sure the existing bolt has a number on that will tell you that


    I'll have to look and see, I know it's a torx bolt.

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