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Unread 10-15-2011, 06:45 PM   #46
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Unfortunately i have to add tot he resurrection of the old thread, but my 95YJ seat belt does not look like that at all. When it is fully extended there is stitching in the belt to restrict any further extension, therefore you cannot see the retractor.

I tried using PB blaster on the sides, even though I could not see the plastic barrel, but it is till far from new.

Any ideas?
Same thing here with my 94. Weird, because i think i read further back in the thread a few people have successfully done this with the later model year YJ's.

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Unread 10-15-2011, 06:53 PM   #47
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Same here with my '95. It looks like I'll have to drill out the rivets holdin on the side bracket to get to the mechanism.
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Unread 06-04-2012, 12:55 AM   #48
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So I'm going to revive an old thread here, but as somebody asked further back, are the front and rear also specific? My pass side front belt doesn't have the lock when under force (i.e. when you pull sharply it doesn't lock, so in a crash would be useless) so could I just swap the rear pass to the front pass or are they also too different to use in different locations?

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Unread 06-04-2012, 01:00 AM   #49
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Yes, they are all different front/back/left/right for '92 & newer. You need the correct one for each seating position, except for the rear belts that will interchange left/right.

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Unread 06-04-2012, 03:17 AM   #50
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OK, thanks Max. Good job I asked really as I was going to do this when I got some spare time
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Unread 06-04-2012, 05:59 AM   #51
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Is there also a write up on how to clean out the steel ball mechanism in the seat belt. As I understand it, that is how it locks.....when the steel ball moves due to vehicle deceleration it pushes up on the latch to lock the belt. If the ball is dirty it will not move properly. Anyone have pics of this?
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Unread 08-19-2012, 09:35 AM   #52
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I did this maintenance and it made a world of difference, all the trips in the mud and water made mine rust and seize up.

Nice write up!
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Unread 08-25-2012, 11:56 AM   #53
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Is there also a write up on how to clean out the steel ball mechanism in the seat belt. As I understand it, that is how it locks.....when the steel ball moves due to vehicle deceleration it pushes up on the latch to lock the belt. If the ball is dirty it will not move properly. Anyone have pics of this?
I am having trouble with my p. side not locking (didn't realize until I checked the other day after owning it fro a year and ferrying the wife around in it sometimes.... My bad!)
Anyway, the "ball" looks more like a tiny bucket and the latch can get very sticky and cause things to jam open, thus stopping it from locking. I got a couple of snaps for it.

This is the mechanism with the main cover taken off. I drilled the rivet out.


This is the inside with the casing opened up. The little silver thing with the yellow top is the weight which activates the lock


This is a close up to show you what is inside. It scares me a little to think that the teeth and the locking part are all plastic. No chance of rust but they are very fragile!


I think something has broken out of the weight as it appeared to be hollow, but some left over stuff was in there, as though it had been filled with something.
The latch seemed to only be operable if the ball was full of stuff and was putting pressure on both parts holding it in. Otherwise it would just fall out easily when the casing was opened.
I will try to fill it with something, like RTV silicone or even some gum just t check if that helps. If so then there is a fix added. If not, I need a new seat belt!
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