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Seat Belt will not retract on 98 Pre Runner

I have replaced the driver side seat belt on my 98 Pre Runner with one from a junk yard & the belt worked fine for a month, now it will not retract & take up the slack.
Does anyone know what to do to fix the retractor where it will work? or where can I get a replacement belt other than the dealer you will insist on installing it?
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When you replaced the belt did you make sure that the position of the belt assembly was the same. A slight misaliengment can affect the return mechanism. Pull the full length of the belt from belt coil Slacken the securing bolt moving the assembly will most likely allow the return of the belt.
If it was an old unit perhaps a drop of WD40 will release the mechanism.
Hope this helps
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Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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