Taking the slop out of seatbelts

dodge
dakota

#1

I have a 1994 Dodge Dakota Pick-up and both of the seat belts are loosing their tention to stay snug …when not in use. This makes it a pain to have to always be sure the belt is out of the way…before closing the door. Is there some way to adjust these to take that slop out.


#2

Hey Now, That Truck Is 17 - 18 Years Old. That’s A Senior Citizen In Truck Years. If That’s The Truck’s Most Annoying Feature Then I’d Just Try And Live With It.

Most seniors need a little helping hand and people cutting them some slack.

On a more serious note, are the retractors down at the bottom of the vehicle ? Have you pulled the trim and had a look at them ? I wonder if there’s any corrosion or dirt down there or if the springs are just getting old.

Seat belts are usually not a service item, rather they are just replaced, probably more from a liability standpoint. If it was mine, I’d have a look and maybe shoot a little non-staining clear silicone spray into the reel mechanisms with a can / straw and try that.

CSA


#3

Yep…I’m not one to get rid of a faithful vehicle, just because it’s got a bit of wear.
Can’t watch the road go by thru the floorboards yet???

I had not taken the trim off to inspect them. They just feel like the springs are getting weak, not anything jamming the retraction.
I thought that I’d ask before pulling it apart and finding there was nothing to do to adjust them.

I think I will pull the trim and use your sugestion and lube them anyway.

Thanks for the response.

Yosemite