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STUPID F^*$!#& SEATBELT!!!!!!!!

Sorry, just a little upset right now. My sister took the car earlier today and said the pass. side seatbelt wasn´t moving back. I just thought maybe she didn´t shut the door all the way or something stupid like that. So I went out to check it and I did not like what I saw. The seat belt would move back a quarter of the way and then stop. I thought at first that the cable snapped like my drivers side one did before I bought the car. But after closer inpection I don´t think that is the case. You see if the cable snapped then it would be able to push it foward (towards the front on the car) but wouldn´t be able to pull it backwards. It moved both directions. Also the cable has come out of the track! :-o Right there where it makes the turn and goes down about a 6 inches or so of cable is just hanging there. I tried pushing it back in but it just pops right back out. Does anyone know of anyway to fix this. I really don´t want to go out and buy another seatbelt track. Thanks ahead.
 

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Yeah, our cars have a problem with the whole seatbelt setup. Mine did what seems to be the same thing. The problem was that the plastic casing around the cable that runs through the track got torn open and gets caught near the pully where the motor turns it. To fix it you have to replace the whole track and cable setup. The motor should be fine, unless that for some reason got burnt out.

One quick question, when you have the key turned to Accesories, do you hear a clicking sound coming from behind the passenger seat near the floor? If so, then the motor is fine and it´s the cable/track that´s the problem most likely. If you have any more questions, feel free to email me.
 

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Yeah I already know that escort seatbelts fail eventually. When I bought my car the drivers side seatbelt cable was snapped in half. I replaced the entire track assembly and motor (even though the old one was still good) with one I got from the junkyard. It was pretty easy to change and didn´t cost that much where I got it. I would do the same thing with this one, but the junkyard I got it at is three hours away and after I pay for gas, it wouldn´t be worth the trip. I was just hoping there would be a way to get the cable back where it belongs and have it stay there. I guess it´ll just have to stay unplugged for awhile. Hopefully I won´t be involved in any accidents where a passenger is with me. I always make everyone wear a seatbelt in my car because I have seen first hand that they save lives.

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[ This message was edited by: 2EGTS on 24-03-2003 19:48 ]
 
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