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Seat belt springs?       #: 2165
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 Posted: Fri Jun 12th, 2020 05:34 pm
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The seat belts on every ranger I had owned previously were a pain to get retracted. I can't count how many dents I have where the doors meet from getting out quickly and shutting the door on the seat belt buckle because it just sits there until you jerk it a couple times and feed it in to the slot.

Jump forward to my latest truck known as the pumpkin. You un clip the seat belt and it instantly gets sucked in by what seems to be a rather sufficient spring.

Now I get curious because this is the way it is supposed to be. I want this for the rest of my trucks. Has anyone replaced the retract spring or is it just a dirty pulley or what is going on with a MAJORITY of them that do not retract properly?



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 Posted: Fri Jun 19th, 2020 04:08 pm
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I can't believe this does not bother anyone else! Daily PITA.



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 Posted: Fri Jun 19th, 2020 05:19 pm
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My 2008 has fairly good belt retraction, maybe try taking that piece of trim off that covers the belt mechanism and see if you think that mechanism is replaceable? I’m sure it is, finding it is going to be a royal pain though I’m sure. Maybe new model years have a different, better design on that?



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My 2000 I have to give the seat belt a couple tugs to get it to retract. My other 2000 IIRC was the same way, I never gave it any thought.



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I have the problem in my '03 but it only take a slight pull and it lets go and retracts.

I'm thinking it is the auto release mechanism, which activates when the brakes are applied, needs a cleaning and maybe a little oiling !

I have been putting off taking it apart to see if a cleaning and oiling will help, it helps on so many other parts of the Ranger.

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