Seat belt retractor sticking - Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum
Register Home Forums Active Topics Topic Finder Photos Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance is the premier Ford Taurus Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-26-2010, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Member Number: 33142
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter: Northeast
Drives: Ford Taurus SE ,1999. 3.0 vulcan engine.
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 1
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
brian-evans is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Seat belt retractor sticking

I have a problem with a seat belt retractor sticking on a 1999 Taurus SE.
It is on the front passenger side and stays in the fully retracted position.
I took the trim cover off and found that I could release the ratchet in the mechanism with a screwdriver and could then pull the belt out.
It apparently has a gear rotor mechanism that counts the turns on the drum to tell when it is fully retracted and then releases the ratchet.
I found an article on the Modded Mustang forum which explained how to rewind a weak spring and showed a picture of the ratchet mechanism, (Itís the same one.).
But no more info than that. Searching this forum showed about 3 posts on the subject, with the general consensus being "go to a junk yard and get another one."
Seriously now has anybody taken one of these things apart, and gotten an idea of what breaks in there?

Brian Evans.
brian-evans is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
My Taurus
Please add some info about your car including year, trim level and engine. (This is a required field)
Please choose your Regional Chapter


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2