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Has anyone cleaned/lubed the seatbelt mechanism?(nt)


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you take 'em apart. There's a really big spring inside, coiled backwards and it's the very devil to get back inside it's little home if you let it leap out. Ask me how I know!

The only thing you can do to lubricate is to carefully remove the cover on the side where the spring isn't and drip a couple of drops of oil on the axle shaft that the belt rolls up on. An alternate way to do this is to pull the belt all the way out of the housing, shine a little flashlight down inside and squirt the axle ends with a little WD40 in a spray can. If your belts are retracting slowly, it's because the spring is getting tired. Lubing the axle will help, but won't totally cure the problem. I'd be more concerned that the reels still lock up properly on rapid deceleration to keep your face out of the steering wheel.

Cheers

Mike

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I've tried refurbishing slow belts, and it was a waste of time. Part of the problem is cleaning/lubrication, but more of the problem is frayed/swollen/stiff belts. By the time the fabric is that crusty, it's weak, too. If you value your face, get new belts.

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it wasn't worth it, didn't improve things much. I ended up buying a new one. still gotta do the drivers though....figure that...I just bought the passenger side ;)

Matt

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