Seat Belt Retractor

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by abarre, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. abarre

    abarre Formula Junior

    Jul 9, 2003
    My driver's seatbelt has started "grabbing" when I try to put it on. I have to pull the belt out VERY slowly to keep it from locking.

    Any ideas?

    Also, how do I even get to the seatbelt mechanism? ('88 Mondial).
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  3. Vivaldi

    Vivaldi Karting

    Aug 1, 2001
    Full Name:
    Alex Vivaldi
    I have the same problem on an 87 Mondial Cab (both seats). Looking forward to an answer from someone. It looks like half of the interior needs to come out before the retractor can be accessed.
  4. abarre

    abarre Formula Junior

    Jul 9, 2003
    Looks like this is not a common problem...
  5. ronfrohock

    ronfrohock F1 Rookie
    Owner Rossa Subscribed

    Aug 16, 2004
    Full Name:
    Ron Frohock
    Does anyone have any thoughts?
    - Ron
  6. No Doubt

    No Doubt Seven Time F1 World Champ

    May 21, 2005
    Full Name:
    Mr. Sideways
    Pull the seatbelt all of the way out and hold it.

    If you have access to an air source, then blow clean air into the retractor opening first.

    Regardless, blow graphite powder lubricant (it is typically sold in small tubes that let you squeeze the dried powder out as if being blown) into the mechanism. Now let the belt retract. Pull it out again and repeat.

    You should have your belt back at that point.
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