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LankySwag
11-28-2012, 01:47 AM
I have a 95 Escort and it has the automatic seatbelts which slide everytime you open the door that way you never have to click them in.

And on the passenger side it works fine but on the drivers side it moves a little then stops and makes some noise.

The noise is like it's trying to do slide all the way, but something's stopping it.

Anybody have any ideas? Ill post a video of what it does tomorrow AM

dave_damage
11-28-2012, 02:13 AM
Its broke.....

audioatg
11-28-2012, 03:57 PM
I am guessing that the gears in the motor that pulls it along are stripping. Thus it will move a bit then stop.

LankySwag
11-28-2012, 05:00 PM
I am guessing that the gears in the motor that pulls it along are stripping. Thus it will move a bit then stop.

Vid will be up in a few, is that fixable DIY?

audioatg
11-28-2012, 06:37 PM
Yes and No, How handy are you with tools and such.

LankySwag
11-30-2012, 09:20 PM
Yes and No, How handy are you with tools and such.


17 year old, first car :/

A guy that works for my dad is though.

I gave it another chek, the belt doesn't move at all, it just makes a noise like it wants to but something is stopping it

ThatChevyGuy
11-30-2012, 09:28 PM
Ugh I hate those type of belts

Falcons
11-30-2012, 09:30 PM
how lazy can you get? lol automatic seatbelts make me laugh.

DaveVT
11-30-2012, 09:32 PM
hit it with a hammer while its trying to move. Not like your going to break it any more. Might as well see if its just binding.

LankySwag
12-01-2012, 10:02 PM
how lazy can you get? lol automatic seatbelts make me laugh.

Cars from 1995 dawg

And it's a 2 part seatbelt, one is auto then u have to manually click the other part in

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hit it with a hammer while its trying to move. Not like your going to break it any more. Might as well see if its just binding.

Not sure if srs

Falcons
12-01-2012, 10:06 PM
Cars from 1995 dawg

And it's a 2 part seatbelt, one is auto then u have to manually click the other part in

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Not sure if srs

He is bein serious

LankySwag
12-01-2012, 10:52 PM
He is bein serious

Ill try it tomorrow

LankySwag
12-04-2012, 01:47 PM
Hitting it with a hammer didnt help

resonate
12-04-2012, 01:52 PM
I'd bet an Escort forum would be a looot more help.

But that'd just make too much sense, right?

Joseph7195
12-04-2012, 01:59 PM
Be sure to check your fuses, some of those seatbelts had two motors. Could be worth a look

DoesDad
12-04-2012, 02:02 PM
Hitting it with a hammer didnt help

I had one of these POS Escorts back in the day. Mine did the same thing. Something probably happened to the track it's on. Probably debris or damaged somehow? My dad disassembled the track assembly and put it back together and it worked fine after that. It was a PITA though... Another thing that worked temporarily was taking a screw driver and separating the track a bit where it's getting stuck.

LankySwag
12-05-2012, 10:07 PM
I had one of these POS Escorts back in the day. Mine did the same thing. Something probably happened to the track it's on. Probably debris or damaged somehow? My dad disassembled the track assembly and put it back together and it worked fine after that. It was a PITA though... Another thing that worked temporarily was taking a screw driver and separating the track a bit where it's getting stuck.

Ill try that thanks.

RARECRX
12-05-2012, 10:15 PM
Actually the dealer will fix it for free. A seatbelt is a safety item and is warrantied for life , I think it is from 1989 to current. I just had a repair done on a 1991 integra. and it was in fact , free. This law came into effect many years ago . as long as the car has not been involved in an accident. They will fix it and warranty the fix another 10 years . Honda does it , ford does it (ford goodwill service it is called) . nissan does it etc.. I think all car mfg's will honor it.

LankySwag
12-06-2012, 03:57 PM
Actually the dealer will fix it for free. A seatbelt is a safety item and is warrantied for life , I think it is from 1989 to current. I just had a repair done on a 1991 integra. and it was in fact , free. This law came into effect many years ago . as long as the car has not been involved in an accident. They will fix it and warranty the fix another 10 years . Honda does it , ford does it (ford goodwill service it is called) . nissan does it etc.. I think all car mfg's will honor it.

Can it be any Ford dealer? Or specifically the one it was purchased from?

RARECRX
12-07-2012, 02:04 AM
Can it be any Ford dealer? Or specifically the one it was purchased from?

Any ford dealer. They will try to deny it , but let them know , you know , of the goodwill seatbelt warranty.

LankySwag
12-07-2012, 02:48 PM
Any ford dealer. They will try to deny it , but let them know , you know , of the goodwill seatbelt warranty.

100% sure?

I guess ill try it. How long you think it will take for then to fix? My cars been at the shop for 3 days getting painted