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Passenger side shoulder strap doesn't tension properly on 88Vette

The passenger side shoulder/chest strap doesn't apply tension. The seat belt works properly but the chest strap does nothing - just flops around. I've tried adjusting the cinch lock but that didn't help. Any suggestions on repair?

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Have you checked the tension when the brakes are being applied some of the newer vehicle seat belts don't tighten until you step on the brakes

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