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Old 02-12-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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Seat belt...

So my passenger seat belt decided it needs to stay retracted and locked more than my passenger needs to wear it! Can it b taken apart n fixed or will I need to replace it? Anybody??
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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Replace it!

Is your passenger's life worth a maybe repair on a seat belt?

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Old 02-12-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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Replace it!

Is your passenger's life worth a maybe repair on a seat belt?
This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I'd never trust it after I tried to "repair" it. Quadratec (and probably other outlets) have them.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:28 AM   #4
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So the seatbelt is locked up when the Jeep is parked on level ground? Sometimes people don't realize the seat belts will lock if the Jeep is on a slope/hill.

If it is locked up even when on level ground, the latching mechanism may just be gunked up which can be flushed clean & restored back to good safe operation by flushing it out with copious amounts of WD40. The locking mechanism is really nothing than a steel ball in a cup that locks the mechanism when it rolls out of the center of the cup.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:53 PM   #5
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So the seatbelt is locked up when the Jeep is parked on level ground? Sometimes people don't realize the seat belts will lock if the Jeep is on a slope/hill.

If it is locked up even when on level ground, the latching mechanism may just be gunked up which can be flushed clean & restored back to good safe operation by flushing it out with copious amounts of WD40. The locking mechanism is really nothing than a steel ball in a cup that locks the mechanism when it rolls out of the center of the cup.
U were right. Hosing it down didn't work, so I took it apart. Tiny rock in the drain hole of the cup. Fully functional now.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:00 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help!

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