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Old 11-07-2006, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is a 97 Ford Taurus GL Wagon. NO 3rd row seat installed.
The seatbelt on the right-side on the rearseat is broken. Can not be fixed any more.

I went to a junkyard last week and got a used seatbelt with retractor on it. But it did not fit in the buckle. The ower of the junkyard told me that car was a 97 wagon as well. But I doubted it. I retured the used one to the junkyard.

Question here, does any one think the used seatbelt was not pulled out from a 97 GL wagon by the junkyard?

I am planning to buy a new seat belt from a local ford dealer ( Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). It will cost 118 Canadian dollars.

But the service departments from my local dealers are not willing to tell me how to remove the rear seat and told me it may take around 2 hours to install the new seatbelt or might be less. Here in Canada, Ford dealer charges 96 dollars (Canadian) per hour.

I do need the advice from any professional from this forum to share the idea on how to easily remove the rear seat (not easy to me so far).

I have take the side panel off, without taking out the rear seat , you almost can not mount the new seatbelt in there.

Many Thanks in advance for any one who will answer this topic.

Thanks again.

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Old 11-07-2006, 04:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What they might have done is grabbed the front seatbelt from a 97 Taurus. I know the front buckles and back buckles are different.
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not sure if a wagon is the same as a sedan's backseat, but you can always try this...

Push down on the front of the bottom cushion on both sides, which will unhook the straps that secure it to the floor. You can then lift up on the fton of the cushion and slide it out.

Again, I'm not sure if the wagon will work the same as the sedan, but its worth a try.

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IIRC the seat bottom is the same.

The junkyard should have sold you the latch along with the rest of the belt. That's the way we always did it. Somebody came in and had exactly the same problem you do, so I pulled the whole assembly for him. It's just a matter of having one buckle different than the others, that's all.
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IIRC the seat bottom is the same.

The junkyard should have sold you the latch along with the rest of the belt. That's the way we always did it. Somebody came in and had exactly the same problem you do, so I pulled the whole assembly for him. It's just a matter of having one buckle different than the others, that's all.
Thanks a lot for all the instant reply. I downloaded the Ford Service Manual CD by following the FORD Service Manual CD/DVD link in the wiki page. I did found my answer as well.

I would like to post the picture here captured from the CD's screenshot, which shows the steps of removing the back seat. Hope it's helpful for reference.

Thank you all the people who asnswered my question!!!

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Old 11-08-2006, 10:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Is it possible to remove the back seat of a 4th gen. taurus sedan?
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Is it possible to remove the back seat of a 4th gen. taurus sedan?
same procedure as the wagon-- push backward and lift up
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally posted by 00tec-saTX+Nov 8 2006, 11:37 PM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (00tec-saTX @ Nov 8 2006, 11:37 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-03TaurusinOhio@Nov 8 2006, 09:35 PM
Is it possible to remove the back seat of a 4th gen. taurus sedan?
same procedure as the wagon-- push backward and lift up [/b][/quote]
I don't think thats the case, are you sure.. I tried and it seems impossible.
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It works on mine

Try one side at a time-- push the seat straight toward the back with your knee and then lift up
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Originally posted by 03TaurusinOhio+Nov 9 2006, 12:29 AM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (03TaurusinOhio @ Nov 9 2006, 12:29 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
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Is it possible to remove the back seat of a 4th gen. taurus sedan?

same procedure as the wagon-- push backward and lift up
I don't think thats the case, are you sure.. I tried and it seems impossible. [/b][/quote]
He's right...it is the correct procedure.

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