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When putting a car seat into any Ford vehicle you can ensure that your child is securely fastened by simply pulling the seatbelt all the way out to it's limit of travel. Then allow the seat belt to retract automatically to a snug fit over the car seat hooks. You will notice as it retracts that it makes a clicking sound. This ratcheting action when manually activated this way will lock the seat belt firmly into the baby's safety seat providing asecure restraint. It's so easy to do and it could save a childs life!
Are you trying to say the seat belt retractor is stuck? This is in the front seat? If it's anything like my Tahoe, you need to remove the plastic panel that covers the retractor (carefully - don't break the clips or you won't be able to put it back on). Take a large flat head screwdriver and slide it under the part where the seat belt coils up, and find a little tab - push it with the screwdriver. As long as the seat belt is not twisted up, it should retract.
I just solved the problem for a stuck rear center seat belt in my 2002 Jetta.
Flip the base seat cushion forward against the front seat backs. Trace down along the belt to its tether point on the floor. The belt is sewn around a steel loop. The loop is anchored to a black steel hook. A thin silvery retainer plate is spring tensioned on top of the loop to prevent it from sliding off of the hook when the seat back is folded.
Therefore, you need to press the silvery retainer plate away from the hook (push up) to allow the loop to be slid from the hook. The belt was tight with the seat back in the upright position, so it was necessary to fold the seat back forward to create slack in the belt. Now push the belt loop towards the trunk and slide it off of the end of the hook (only possible with the retainer plate pushed up out of the way).
Now with total release of tension on the system via the bottom end of the seat belt being untethered and with the seat back returned to the upright position, normal extension and retraction of the belt will be reestablished. Next, simply extend the seat belt and slide the loop back into place over the floor hook. It snaps past the silvery retainer plate without all the effort required to hold the plate up during removal of the loop during disassembly.
Check again, the seat belt should be extending and retracting properly. Now just put the seat cushion back into regular position and you will be able to safely buckle up three people across the back seat.
It took about as long to do this repair as it has taken to post this answer to the problem. Note, the seat belt safety mechanism only allows normal extension and retraction of the belt when the seat back is upright.
1)move the plastic cover over the seat belt out of the way to gain access to the two mounting bolts for the seat belt mechanism. Use a 10mm wrench and a 14mm wrench and remove the two bolts holding the seat belt mechanism to the body. Use a small drill bit or small screwdriver and make one hole in the plastic cover on each side of the seat belt mechanism (the covers say "do not remove plastic cover". Spray lots of wd40 in each hole. Then exercise the seat belt. When the mechanism allows the belt to be retracted, retract the belt all the way out and exercise the seat belt. Reinstall mechanism with both mounting screws in original position and put plastic cover back in place. Good luck. New seat belt costs $100.00 from dealer and are hard to find working in junk yards. I have fixed several of them this way.
Unless they were removed completely from the car they are there just put you hand between the back of the seat and the seat part of the seat and pull up. the seat part should raise up and the seat belt should be buried under there the tend to slip un the seat for some reason. Good Luck Leave me a fix-ya if I fixed Ya. Contact me if you need more help