The motorised seat belt in my '96 Escort LX is stuck.
After much research and from the owner's manual I found
that I can pull the seat belt all the way back with the
tools that are provided along with the car. Unfortunately
when I bought the car from a private party, I didn't
get any of those tools.
Is there someone around the Sacramento,CA area from whom I
can borrow that one piece of tool for 5 minutes?
1) The person who sold you the car.
2) A local dealer.
3) Anyone in your area who has an Escort with the motorised seat belt.
4) You might be able to borrow one from a local autozone or other auto parts
stores. They often have tools that you may borrow for a little while.
Usually, these are things like pulley pullers, but you might get lucky.
I now disconnected the power supply to the motor.
I got the tools and tried to pull the seat belt to the lock position
manually using the hex nut wrench. But I couldn't rotate the hex
Thanks in advance.
It sounds like the drive belt is damaged and binding up the motor. You will
take the motor and track asy out, disassemble it and replace at, least , the
There may also be other damaged parts. Look closely at the belt guide on the
The last belt I replaced wse ~$15, but that was a couple of years ago. Remove
and B pillar trim to expose the motor\track asy. Remove the track all in one
The rest should be self explanitory.
Wow! You make it sound easy.
But I'm not sure, how to remove the trims A & B.
Can you please tell me how to remove it? I can't
find any screws or pry-points to remove those 2
Thanks in advance.
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