1995 Ford Escort seatbelt mechanism

Tiny
SANFORDANDSON
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  • 1995 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 121,000 MILES
MY BROTHER AND I GOT AN EQUIPMENT CITATION FOR A MOTORIZED SEAT BELT ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE.
THE MECHANISM THAT GOES BACK AND FORTH FOR THE SHOULDER BELT DOES NOT GO FULLY BACK INTO THE LOCK POSITION WHEN YOU CLOSE THE DOOR. ALSO THE METAL WIRE THAT FACILITATES THE MOVEMENT IS STICKING OUT IN THE FORM OF A LOOP. THE HIGHWAY PATROL SAID THAT IF WE COULD GET THE MECHANISM TO GO INTO THE LOCK POSITION WE WOULD BE FINE. IS THERE A WAY THAT WE COULD GAIN ACCESS TO THE MOTOR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR COULD WE FIX THE PROBLEM? HOW DO WE ACCESS THE AREA? THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP. IT COULD SAVE US HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS. JAY LEVIN 714-220-0256 OR
psyllidify@msn.com


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TRACK & MOTOR ASSEMBLY
Removal
Disconnect battery ground cable. Unbuckle shoulder belt from carrier. See Fig. 5 . Cycle the shoulder belt carrier to the B-pillar (retracted position).
Remove A-pillar (Front Limit Switch) and B-pillar (Rear Limit Switch) trim panels. Disconnect front limit switch electrical connector. See Fig. 5 .
Fig. 5: Shoulder Belt Carrier & Front Limit Switch Connector


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Disconnect 2 electrical connectors from track and motor assembly. Remove all track and motor assembly attaching bolts and screws. See Fig. 8 . Remove track and motor assembly.
Fig. 8: Removing Mounting Bolts (3 Bolts)


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Installation
Place track and motor assembly and hold into position with one of the mounting bolts. See Fig. 9 . Connect the 2 electrical connectors. Install the motor mounting bolts and tighten to 69-104 INCH Lbs. (8-12 N.m). Install the 2 track mounting bolts at the rear limit switch and tighten to 13-19 Ft. Lbs (18-25 N.m).

Install the remaining track mounting bolts and tighten to 69-104 INCH Lbs. (8-12 N.m). Connect the front limit switch electrical connector. Install A-pillar and B-pillar trim panels. Connect shoulder belt to the carrier.
Connect battery ground cable. Cycle passive restraint system to verify proper operation.


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