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70SportsRoof
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From: Orange County, CA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 11-24-2005 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof        Reply w/Quote
Are the seat belts on the passenger side front seat supposed to be twisted? I ask because the belt in my '95 is twisted, and the belt on my '97 Taurus was twisted as well. The twist is between the bracket on the B pillar the retractor. I cannot untwist it because the part the belt slides through on the B pillar is too narrow. The twist tends to be a problem as sometimes the belt will not unreel when somebody is wearing the belt, it'll retract, but not loosen up, it locks, the belt has to be unlatched, then rebuckled. Is this the way Ford intended it to be, or is this some error that was made in assembly?

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Gary M
'46 Ford 1/2 ton, '46 Mercury 1/2 ton, '47 1 ton, '57 Fairlane 500, '70 Mustang 63B SportsRoof, '95 Mustang GT coupe

SUBMARINER MUSTANGER
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From: Grandview, Missouri
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-24-2005 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SUBMARINER MUSTANGER        Reply w/Quote
This is pretty easy to fix...if I'm understanding what you're saying. Just figure out how you want the buckle to face. Pull some belt all the way out for slack. Pinch the webbing in half at the buckle then start start forcing the buckle up the strap and over the doubled webbing while at the same time pushing the pinched webbing straight. It's kind of hard to explain, but takes about 5 seconds to do.

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Sub Stanger/Oxford White 2003 Mach 1.
MustangsandMore Member #91
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Past Mustangs: '84 GT 5-speed; '91 GT auto; '70 M-code Mach 1, grabber yellow; '95 GT-S 5 speed, green, wrecked and totalled; 1995 GT-S 5 speed, bright yellow; '94 6-banger, wifes; '89 LX 5.0 vert, '90 LX 5.0 hatch, '69 M-code Mach 1, 4 speed, 1990 5.0 LX 'vert w/ AOD converted to T-5.

IIGood
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Posts: 3919
From: Arnold, MD, USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-25-2005 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood        Reply w/Quote
I've had that problem with the '99 I had, and my GT. I don't think they really "lined it up" properly at the factory...probably just threw the belts in and called it done.

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Frank S.----MCA Member 40390
'03 Mustang GT coupe
'77 Ghia--"II Good"

mvendl
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Posts: 188
From: Lowell, IN, USA
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 12-24-2005 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvendl        Reply w/Quote
I've got that same problem. My newest pony is an '02 GT and the seatbelts on both driver and passenger side are twisted. When I pull on the belt to try and latch it, either it will twist more up more or the "triangle shaped" piece that I cant remember the name grabs the belt and binds it. Has anyone noticed this behavior?

70SportsRoof
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From: Orange County, CA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 02-10-2006 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof        Reply w/Quote
Hate to dig up old postings, but...I finally got around to fixing the belt, just like Sub said, and it worked. Interesting to note, that as I was looking through the owner's manual for my '95 it explains how to fix them. Apparently this is a common thing, common enough that Ford just tells you how to adjust it in the owner's manual.

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Gary M
'70 Mustang 63b SportsRoof
'95 Mustang GT coupe
and 5 more classic Fords

SUBMARINER MUSTANGER
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From: Grandview, Missouri
Registered: Jun 99

posted 02-10-2006 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SUBMARINER MUSTANGER        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 70SportsRoof:
Hate to dig up old postings, but...I finally got around to fixing the belt, just like Sub said, and it worked. Interesting to note, that as I was looking through the owner's manual for my '95 it explains how to fix them. Apparently this is a common thing, common enough that Ford just tells you how to adjust it in the owner's manual.



So, after finally getting around to it, did it actually take you just a couple of minutes?

That's cool that it was actually in the owners manual. Would have never thunk it!


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Sub Stanger/Oxford White 2003 Mach 1.
MustangsandMore Member #91
MCA Member #61863


Past Mustangs: '84 GT 5-speed; '91 GT auto; '70 M-code Mach 1, grabber yellow; '95 GT-S 5 speed, green, wrecked and totalled; 1995 GT-S 5 speed, bright yellow; '94 6-banger, wifes; '89 LX 5.0 vert, '90 LX 5.0 hatch, '69 M-code Mach 1, 4 speed, 1990 5.0 LX 'vert w/ AOD converted to T-5.

[This message has been edited by SUBMARINER MUSTANGER (edited 02-10-2006).]

70SportsRoof
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Posts: 1064
From: Orange County, CA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 02-11-2006 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof        Reply w/Quote
Well, a little more than a couple of mins, but with some persusaion and a few 4 letter words I got it.

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Gary M
'70 Mustang 63b SportsRoof
'95 Mustang GT coupe
and 5 more classic Fords

sigtauenus
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From: Va Beach
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 02-26-2006 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
Hmm, I have to do this on both sides in the 03 Mach. A couple minutes, eh? We'll see. I'm guessing 15-20 with my ham fist.

SUBMARINER MUSTANGER
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Posts: 1474
From: Grandview, Missouri
Registered: Jun 99

posted 02-26-2006 09:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SUBMARINER MUSTANGER        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sigtauenus:
Hmm, I have to do this on both sides in the 03 Mach. A couple minutes, eh? We'll see. I'm guessing 15-20 with my ham fist.

Sig, I don't remember you having an '03 Mach? What color is it? 5 speed or auto? How long have you had it?

I've got a white 5 speed with SLP's, 4.10's, rear honeycomb panel, '03-'04 Cobra spoiler, sequential taillights and a Tri-ax short throw.

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Sub Stanger/Oxford White 2003 Mach 1.
MustangsandMore Member #91
MCA Member #61863


Past Mustangs: '84 GT 5-speed; '91 GT auto; '70 M-code Mach 1, grabber yellow; '95 GT-S 5 speed, green, wrecked and totalled; 1995 GT-S 5 speed, bright yellow; '94 6-banger, wifes; '89 LX 5.0 vert, '90 LX 5.0 hatch, '69 M-code Mach 1, 4 speed, 1990 5.0 LX 'vert w/ AOD converted to T-5.

sigtauenus
Gearhead

Posts: 3969
From: Va Beach
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 02-27-2006 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/MembersPics/Sig.html

Its actually Casey's, although I've put more miles on it between the two of us. Its a 5 speed. Bought it new May 31, 2003. Currently has 15,300 miles on it.

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