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    Seat belt spring

    While I have the interior stripped out, I thought I would try to fix the seat belt return. The passenger seatbelt will not return into the mechanism all the way without being "coaxed". I thought there was a how-to on fixing this I'd seen somewhere. Does anybody know what the cure is?

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    Anybody? I sure want to fix this

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    All I needed to do to make my belts return freely was clean the plastic guide & swivel where the belt rides. Spraying the belts with Armor All worked as well, but I have no idea what the long term effect that will have on the belt, so I wouldn't do that unless you're desperate.
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    Tried that already. Didn't help. It will reel in all but about 10 inches easily. Then you have to "help" it.

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    Sounds like you need a new mechanism, unless you can somehow (pretty dangerous, mind your fingers, eyeballs, and anything else you value) wind the spring up a few turns.

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    get sand paper and try to "widen" the seat belt slot
    Maddog Performance Engineering

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    I've got the whole mechanism in the floor of the car. It's not the seatbelt guide. It's in the mechanism.

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    Besides tearing it apart and cleaning everything, lightly greasing the rotational bits then putting it back together, I don't have anything else to add.

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    When you tear it apart, is there anything I need to watch out for?
    I figure, I'll give it a try. If I screw it up, I can get another one. Which is where I'm at now.

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    Make sure the spring doesn't "pop" and... I don't know really, I only ever unbolted one briefly.

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