Fixing my dang car.

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Old 02-02-07, 02:04 PM
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Fixing my dang car.

Well about six months a go I got my first car for my 18th birthday. It's a pretty good car. It's a 1994 Geo Prizm. It's given me some hard times. I've had to replace almost everything inside the hood like the engine and the alternator and the fuel pump and a bunch of other crap. Anyways, I'll be getting my income taxes soon and I'm gonna get my car painted and then get the tinting re-done. I already know where i'm getting that done. Now ever since i got my car the driver seat belt has never worked. I'll be spending a lot of money getting it painted and tinted and i probably wont have enough money to get the belt fixed. So i was woundering if anyone knew how to do it. anyone? oh wait, gotta tell what's wrong with it. Um... it wont retract. It's stuck outside and wont go back inside the seat. that's what's wrong with it.
 
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Old 02-02-07, 02:18 PM
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get another one

This is a saftey item and trying to fix it by taking it apart is not recommended. However you can see if the belt is straight. You might be able to find one in a salvage yard that retracts.
Look for the retractor it might be something easy like a piece of junk jammned in it.
 
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Old 02-02-07, 03:35 PM
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I would suggest you go to your local auto parts, Advance, Autozone, etc. and get yourself a Haynes or Chilton manual for your auto(about $12-15) then you can check this kind of repair to see if you want to fix it or replace it. Have a nice day. Geo
 
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Old 02-02-07, 03:43 PM
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wont be in there

I really do not think repair of seat belts are in any shop manual. I have never seen it. The R&R might be but repair not. Reason would be liability no one wants to stick there neck out in case it fails.
Do a google search I just did and I retract my statment about junk yard belts (not reccommended).
 
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I've installed used seat belts before is it not recomended because you don't know what they've been thru?
 
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Old 02-02-07, 04:09 PM
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me too

I cant lie I have also installed a used half of a seat belt only because you have to buy the whole assy. I just needed the buckle.
 
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Old 02-07-07, 11:20 AM
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awsome guys, thanks for the tips. I'll do the google search like michael suggested and i'll let ya'll know what happens. thanks
 
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