Question about Ford Windstar
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.
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.
Posted on Jul 13, 2013
Testimonial: "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?"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Thanks for a reply. Finally it appeared that the problem lays in the alternator, not in the heater. Nevertheless, as I mentioned before heater was not working and that deluded me somehow. After replacing an alternator everything came back to normal. By the way, I replaced both belts (alternator and wedge belt).
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
Cheapest option would be to have the fault code read by a dealer or specialist. Its likely to be a wheel speed sensor but its finding which one that's the problem. You could disconnect each one and take an ohms reading across the connections. They should all be the same or there abouts. Change the one thats not. If your lucky the light may extinguish. If not the fault will need to be cleared using diagnostic equipment.
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
well you could try to fix it yourself but it shouldn't cost too much to have it done at a shop i'd say no more than a hundred I have a 99 impreza and changed the belt in less than 10 mins
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
Breakers Yard is your best bet
It is a wear and tear factor on the belts and messing with them can only lead to problems with safety and testing
Posted on Dec 01, 2009
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