92 All Trac w/a Shoulder Seat Belt Problem - SSBP

Geoff w/a G

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Although my front seat, over the shoulder, seat belts signal when they are not connected, It doesn't seem that they are functioning properly. While driving, I can abruptly pull on the driver's side, (as if I was impacting a wall,) and the seat belt offers no resistance to my body moving forward. Is this a solvable problem or are they all like that?

I found this AllTrac about two years ago and I'm not familiar with its history. Thanks in advance for your ideas.
 

Tippo

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Although my front seat, over the shoulder, seat belts signal when they are not connected, It doesn't seem that they are functioning properly. While driving, I can abruptly pull on the driver's side, (as if I was impacting a wall,) and the seat belt offers no resistance to my body moving forward. Is this a solvable problem or are they all like that?

I found this AllTrac about two years ago and I'm not familiar with its history. Thanks in advance for your ideas.
This is a mechanism in the seatbelt ratchet itself. If pulled with enough force, the design is to stop due to centrifugal motion hitting the "stopping" point AKA accident or rapidly pulling the seatbelt. When spun slowly, it will not spring the point of stopping AKA putting on your seatbelt. Often times this is failure inside the ratcheting mechanism inside the part where you pull out extra belt to clip in. That's inside the vehicle, just behind the door jam. In order to get to it, you need to remove the interior trim pieces in the rear. It should be a 14mm bolt holding it in. You can get one of these from a junk yard or toyota parts . com, ebay, etc etc. There is aftermarket support for this as well. Here is the part number:

Toyota 73220-20370-02

https://www.toyotapartsdeal.com/oem/toyota~belt~assy~front~seat~outer~lh~73220-20371-04.html (dark blue, make sure you get the right color for your interior)

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