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Not enough tension on retractor. How can I increase tension on a 2oo2 Grand Marquis?

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  • Suggins Apr 29, 2010

    Yes, the drivers side belt is slow or doesn't retract sometimes and I sometimes close the door on the unretracted belt.



    Dave

  • Suggins Apr 29, 2010

    Hi,



    Thanks for the suggestion, I called the dealer, there is nothing free on a TSB and he didn't know of any adjustment. His suggestion was to repalce it (surprise!!) but did suggest to go to a wrecking yard to get a replacement. As a spring also broke on the drivers door handle return which interlocks with the automatic door locking mechanism I guess I'll go to a junk yard and see if I can get both parts off a wrecked unit, I assume the Crown Vic other than color should be identical to my Grand Marq.



    Dave

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Retractor?

do you mean the belt tensioner?

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

  • Sean Reisdorf
    Sean Reisdorf Apr 29, 2010

    there have been at least a few TSB's on this issue by Ford and almopst all other OEM's

    the most recent by Ford is...
    Reference Number(s): 05-16-11, Date of Issue: August 22, 2005

    The fix is basically includes a kit an some Teflon tape
    I have not personaly done this TSB becuase I don't work at the dealer anymore
    Typically all I do it replace the belt but more often than not when the customer sees the price to replace they live with the concern

    However, this being a SAFETY concern and having a TSB I ALWAYS advise to seek dealer assistance


    Work should be performed for FREE at the dealer



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I am personally going back to answer your unanswered question.
I do not know if you still need the answer, but am answering it in case you do.


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