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Frozen or stuck seat belts

I brought this vehicle yesterday and found out that it was wrecked but fixed, but the front seat belts are stuck partly out. How can I can fix it without spending a lot of money.

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  • Lisa Fight Jul 13, 2013

    I have taken the cover off and I see nothing that is blocking the belt. There is enough belt that I can basically wrap it around and buckle it, but that's it and the same situation in on the front passengers too. You can move the belt about an inch, but that's it. What should I try next?"

  • Randy Ohler Jul 13, 2013

    You have to look closely, could be a build of dirt. Clean it as good as possible. The locking mechanism is spring loaded, it could be binding. a little lubricant usually takes care of this. But you have to spray it and work it loose. using as much lube as it takes..

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You'll have to pull the cover off to get to the retractor. I have pulled all kinds of things out of these, pennies, candy, paper. Some times the belt will get twisted and cause a bind up also. Very few times have I had to replace the belt system.

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