83 240 9/17/00  153900 mi.

The driver's seat belt retractor hangs, making it a pita to get the seat belt out.


Retractor with mounting hardware
rm driver's seat - (4) 13mm [heater connection]
rm step plate
peel U-molding from door openings on pillar
rm snap-on trim from top of seat belt attachment
rm belt at top - 16mm - or is this 5/8 SAE
rm nut at bottom - 18mm - perhaps 11/16 SAE
peel back carpeting
rm seat belt retractor bracket (4) 13mm
disassemble retractor from bracket


Showing part number on small end.
rm small end of retractor - not spring end.  - (2) phillips


The inertial lock device
The radial ratchet you see here locks the belt when the vertical weight rocks off of its plumb.  There was no problem with this function.


Centrifugal lock shown.
The two plates are held in place by spring wires.  One of the wires was not in its slot, allowing the plate to easily lock the belt -- too easily.


Spring wire upper left and lower right not in slot.
Reassembly is not quite reverse of disassembly.  Hold the centrifugal clutch at the bottom while replacing it in the drum.
Test by holding plumb and withdrawing belt at moderate speed.   Thanks for looking.  Email: benstein at cleanflametrap dot com