Ford Escort Manual

Seat belts - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Seat belts - removal and refitting


Front belt - 3-door models Note: Note the fitted sequence of any plates, washers and spacers when unbolting the seat belt anchors.

Removal
1 Slide the belt stalk cover upwards to expose the anchor bolt.

2 Unbolt the stalk.

3 Unbolt the lower anchor rail, pull the end of the rail away from the panel and slide the belt from it.

4 Prise the moulded cap from the centre pillar anchorage and remove the bolt.

5 Prise the belt guide runner from the rear quarter trim panel and slide the runner from the belt.

6 Remove the rear quarter trim panel (Section 32).

7 Unbolt the reel/belt assembly from the inner rear quarter body panel.

Refitting
8 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but ensure that any spacers, plates and washers are in correct sequence and tighten all bolts to the specified torque wrench settings.

Front belt - 5-door models Note: Note the fitted sequence of any plates, washers and spacers when unbolting the seat belt anchors.

Removal
9 Proceed as described in paragraphs 1 and 2.

10 Prise the moulded cap from the centre pillar anchorage and remove the bolt.

11 Remove the pillar lower trim panel (see Section 32).

12 Unbolt the inertia reel and the anchor plate from the centre pillar.

Refitting
13 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but ensure that any spacers, plates and washers are in correct sequence and tighten all bolts to the specified torque wrench settings.

Front belt - Cabriolet
Note: Note the fitted sequence of any plates, washers and spacers when unbolting the seat belt anchors.

Removal
14 Unbolt the centre stalk.

15 Remove the clip and pull back the trim to expose the upper anchor. Unscrew the anchor bolt.

16 Unbolt and pull out the lower mounting rail. Slide the belt from the rail.

17 Remove the rear quarter trim panel then pull the belt through the slot in the panel and through the pillar guide.

18 Unbolt the inertia reel unit.

Refitting
19 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but ensure that any spacers, plates and washers are in correct sequence and tighten all bolts to the specified torque wrench settings.

Rear belt - Saloon models Note: Note the fitted sequence of any plates, washers and spacers when unbolting the seat belt anchors.

Removal
20 Raise the rear seat cushion and remove the anchor bolt from the floor pan.

21 Unclip the elasticated strap from the lower belt buckle.

22 Unbolt the inertia reel anchor plate from the floor.

23 Unbolt the belt from the body pillar upper section.

24 Prise out the belt guide runner from the rear package tray support panel and slide the runner from the belt.

25 Raise the inertia reel cover, unscrew the reel mounting bolt and withdraw reel and spacer.

Refitting
26 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but ensure that any spacers, plates and washers are in correct sequence and tighten all bolts to the specified torque wrench settings.

Rear belt - Estate models Note: Note the fitted sequence of any plates, washers and spacers when unbolting the seat belt anchors.

Removal
27 Proceed as described in paragraphs 20 to 22.

28 Raise the moulded cap from the support strap mounting, slide the mounting plate to one side until the large hole passes over the bolt head and the strap can be removed.

29 Unscrew the cap and bolt.

30 Raise the cover on the inertia reel to expose the bolt and unbolt the reel.

Refitting
31 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but ensure that any spacers, plates and washers are in correct sequence and tighten all bolts to the specified torque wrench settings.

Rear belt - Cabriolet
Note: Note the fitted sequence of any plates, washers and spacers when unbolting the seat belt anchors.

Removal
32 Raise the rear seat cushion.

33 Release the buckles from the elasticated straps.

34 Unbolt the seat belts from their floor mountings.

Refitting
35 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but ensure that any spacers, plates and washers are in correct sequence and tighten all bolts to the specified torque wrench settings.


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