Seat belt receiver issue

Tiny
CANNON1349
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  • 2011 FORD F-150
  • 3.7L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 320,000 MILES
Hi,

The receiver end of my seat belt assembly will just stay down when inserting the buckle. I can use a screwdriver to disengage and free the button, but every time the buckle goes in there it will stick. I've tried wd-40, brake cleaner, shop air, etc.

If I have to replace the receiver, do I need to replace the belt along with it?
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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

As long as you get the correct receiver, the belt should be fine. There really isn't much to go bad. Here are directions for replacing it. The attached pics correlate with the directions. Please confirm that the replacement receiver is the same as what you already have. I would recommend a dealership for a new one because it is a safety item. If you get one from a salvage yard, just make sure it's the same.

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2011 Ford Truck F 150 2WD V8-5.0L
Safety Belt Buckle - Front
Vehicle Restraints and Safety Systems Seat Belt Systems Seat Belt Buckle Service and Repair Removal and Replacement Safety Belt Buckle Safety Belt Buckle - Front
SAFETY BELT BUCKLE - FRONT
Safety Belt Buckle - Front

NOTE: Driver seat shown, passenger similar.

NOTE: Refer to the installation steps in Seating See: Seats > Removal and Replacement > Seat - Front for tightening sequence and torque specification.

Pic 1

pic 2

WARNING: After any crash, all of the following safety belt assemblies and attaching hardware must be inspected to verify correct function:
- Retractors
- Buckles
- Belt tension sensor (BTS) (if equipped)
- Front safety belt buckle support assemblies (slide bar) (if equipped)
- Safety belt shoulder belt height adjusters (if equipped)
- Child safety seat tether bracket assemblies
- Automatic locking retractor (ALR) feature for child safety seats (passenger seating positions only)

If any safety belt assembly is damaged, does not operate correctly or does not pass all of the Functional Tests in the Component Tests, a new safety belt assembly must be installed. If any safety belt assembly attaching areas are damaged or distorted, the sheet metal must be restored to its original structural integrity and new safety belt assembly and attaching hardware must be installed. Failure to install new safety belt assemblies and attaching hardware may increase the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

After any crash that results in deployment of the driver and/or front outboard passenger safety belt pretensioners, new driver and/or front outboard passenger safety belt systems (including retractors, buckles and height adjusters) must be installed. Failure to install new safety belt systems increases the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

WARNING: Never disassemble or tamper with safety belt buckle/retractor pretensioners or adaptive load limiting retractors or probe the electrical connectors. Failure to follow this instruction may result in the accidental deployment of the safety belt pretensioners or adaptive load limiting retractors which increases the risk of serious personal injury or death.

1. Remove the seat. For additional information, refer to Seating See: Seats > Removal and Replacement > Seat - Front.

2. Disconnect the electrical connector and detach the wiring harness pin-type retainer.

3. Remove the bolt and safety belt buckle.
- If equipped, pull the safety belt buckle through the seat cushion trim located on the side of the seat.

- To install, tighten to 40 Nm (30 lb-ft).

4. NOTE: Before installation, make sure the safety belt webbing is not twisted and the safety belts and buckles are accessible to the occupants.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

5. Install the seat.
- For passenger seat, carry out the Occupant Classification Sensor (OCS) System Reset. For additional information, refer to the General Procedures portion of Supplemental Restraint System See: Air Bag Systems > Programming and Relearning > Occupant Classification Sensor (OCS) System Reset.

6. Check the active restraint system for correct operation. For additional information, refer to the appropriate Functional Test procedure in Safety Belt System See: Seat Belt Systems > Initial Inspection and Diagnostic Overview > Principles of Operation.

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Let me know if this helps of if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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