Ford Taurus Service Manual: Removal and Installation

Safety Belt Anchor and Pretensioner

Special Tool(s)

Ford Taurus. Body

Removal and Installation

 WARNING: All safety belt components must be inspected and corrected as part of any collision repair. Inspect all safety belt components as prescribed by Safety Belt Inspection and Repair After a Collision found in Section 501-20A General Procedures of this manual. Failure to follow this instruction may result in incorrect operation of the safety belt system and increase the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

 WARNING: Never disassemble or tamper with seat belt deployable components, including pretensioners, load limiters and inflators. Never back probe deployable device electrical connectors. Tampering or back probing may cause an accidental deployment and result in personal injury or death.

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Depower the SRS. Refer to Section 501-20B.
    1. Special Tool(s): Pretensioner Quick Connect Tool 501-403.
    1. NOTE: Allow insertion of the second tool to push the first tool from the mini-buckle.

      Special Tool(s): Pretensioner Quick Connect Tool 501-403.

    1. -
    1. -

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  1. Remove the lower B-pillar trim panel. Refer to Section 501-05.
    • To install, tighten to 48 Nm (35 lb-ft).

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  1. NOTE: During installation, make sure the safety belt webbing is not twisted and the safety belts and buckles are accessible to the occupants.

    To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  1. NOTE: During the latching sequence, tongue insertion should not be hindered by excessive effort and a click will be heard when the safety belt buckle latches the tongue. If the safety belt tongue cannot be inserted into the safety belt anchor and pretensioner, it will be necessary to reset the latch inside the safety belt anchor and pretensioner using the service tools.

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  1. Repower the SRS. Refer to Section 501-20B.
  1. Check the active restraint system for correct operation. Refer to the appropriate Functional Test in Safety Belt System.

Safety Belt Retractor and Pretensioner

Special Tool(s)

Ford Taurus. Body

Removal and Installation

 WARNING: All safety belt components must be inspected and corrected as part of any collision repair. Inspect all safety belt components as prescribed by Safety Belt Inspection and Repair After a Collision found in Section 501-20A General Procedures of this manual. Failure to follow this instruction may result in incorrect operation of the safety belt system and increase the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

 WARNING: Never disassemble or tamper with seat belt deployable components, including pretensioners, load limiters and inflators. Never back probe deployable device electrical connectors. Tampering or back probing may cause an accidental deployment and result in personal injury or death.

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Depower the SRS. Refer to Section 501-20B.
    1. Special Tool(s): Pretensioner Quick Connect Tool 501-403.
    1. NOTE: Allow insertion of the second tool to push the first tool from the mini-buckle.

      Special Tool(s): Pretensioner Quick Connect Tool 501-403.

    1. -
    1. -

    Ford Taurus. Body

  1. Remove the B-pillar trim panels. Refer to Section 501-05.
    • To install, tighten to 40 Nm (30 lb-ft).

    Ford Taurus. Body

  1. NOTE: RH shown, LH similar.
    • To install, tighten to 40 Nm (30 lb-ft).

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  1. RH side.

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  1. LH side.

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  1. NOTE: During installation, make sure the safety belt webbing is not twisted and the safety belts and buckles are accessible to the occupants.

    To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  1. NOTE: During the latching sequence, tongue insertion should not be hindered by excessive effort and a click will be heard when the safety belt buckle latches the tongue. If the safety belt tongue cannot be inserted into the safety belt anchor and pretensioner, it will be necessary to reset the latch inside the safety belt anchor and pretensioner using the service tools.

    Ford Taurus. Body

  1. Repower the SRS. Refer to Section 501-20B.
  1. Check the active restraint system for correct operation. Refer to the appropriate Functional Test in Safety Belt System.

Safety Belt Retractor - Rear, Center

Ford Taurus. Body

Ford Taurus. Body

Removal and Installation

 WARNING: All safety belt components must be inspected and corrected as part of any collision repair. Inspect all safety belt components as prescribed by Safety Belt Inspection and Repair After a Collision found in Section 501-20A General Procedures of this manual. Failure to follow this instruction may result in incorrect operation of the safety belt system and increase the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

  1. Remove the rear seat cushion. For additional information, refer to Section 501-10.
  1. Remove the parcel shelf. For additional information, refer to Section 501-05.
  1. Remove the safety belt retractor anchor nut.
    • To install, tighten to 48 Nm (35 lb-ft).
  1. Remove the bolt and safety belt retractor.
    • To install, tighten to 40 Nm (30 lb-ft).
  1. NOTE: Before installation, make sure the safety belt webbing is not twisted and the safety belts and buckles are accessible to the occupants.

    To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  1. Check the active restraint system for correct operation. For additional information, refer to the appropriate Functional Test procedure in Safety Belt System in this section.

Safety Belt Retractor - Rear, Outboard

NOTE: Base vehicle shown.

Ford Taurus. Body

Ford Taurus. Body

Removal and Installation

 WARNING: All safety belt components must be inspected and corrected as part of any collision repair. Inspect all safety belt components as prescribed by Safety Belt Inspection and Repair After a Collision found in Section 501-20A General Procedures of this manual. Failure to follow this instruction may result in incorrect operation of the safety belt system and increase the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Remove the parcel shelf. Refer to Section 501-05.
  1. NOTE: Police vehicle shown.

    To install, tighten to 40 Nm (30 lb-ft).

    Ford Taurus. Body

  1. Remove the bolt and safety belt retractor.
    • To install, tighten to 40 Nm (30 lb-ft).
  1. NOTE: During installation, make sure the safety belt webbing is not twisted and the safety belts and buckles are accessible to the occupants.

    To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  1. Check the active restraint system for correct operation. Refer to the appropriate Functional Test in Safety Belt System.

Safety Belt Shoulder Height Adjuster

NOTE: LH shown, RH similar.

Ford Taurus. Body

Ford Taurus. Body

Removal and Installation

 WARNING: All safety belt components must be inspected and corrected as part of any collision repair. Inspect all safety belt components as prescribed by Safety Belt Inspection and Repair After a Collision found in Section 501-20A General Procedures of this manual. Failure to follow this instruction may result in incorrect operation of the safety belt system and increase the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

  1. Remove the upper B-pillar trim panel. For additional information, refer to Section 501-05.
  1. Remove the bolt and position the D-ring aside.
    • To install, tighten to 40 Nm (30 lb-ft).
  1. Remove the safety belt shoulder height adjuster.
    • Remove the bolt.
      To install, tighten to 40 Nm (30 lb-ft).
    • Rotate the safety belt shoulder height adjuster and unhook it from the B-pillar.
  1. NOTE: Before installation, make sure the safety belt webbing is not twisted and the safety belts and buckles are accessible to the occupants.

    To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  1. Check the active restraint system for correct operation. For additional information, refer to the appropriate Functional Test procedure in Safety Belt System in this section.

Safety Belt Buckle - Front

Removal and Installation

 WARNING: All safety belt components must be inspected and corrected as part of any collision repair. Inspect all safety belt components as prescribed by Safety Belt Inspection and Repair After a Collision found in Section 501-20A General Procedures of this manual. Failure to follow this instruction may result in incorrect operation of the safety belt system and increase the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

 WARNING: Never disassemble or tamper with seat belt deployable components, including pretensioners, load limiters and inflators. Never back probe deployable device electrical connectors. Tampering or back probing may cause an accidental deployment and result in personal injury or death.

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Remove the front seat. Refer to Section 501-10.
    1. -
    1. -
    1. To install, tighten to 48 Nm (35 lb-ft).

    Ford Taurus. Body

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. Install the front seat. Refer to Section 501-10.
  1. Check the active restraint system for correct operation. Refer to the appropriate Functional Test in Safety Belt System.

Safety Belt Buckle - Rear

Ford Taurus. Body

Ford Taurus. Body

Removal and Installation

 WARNING: All safety belt components must be inspected and corrected as part of any collision repair. Inspect all safety belt components as prescribed by Safety Belt Inspection and Repair After a Collision found in Section 501-20A General Procedures of this manual. Failure to follow this instruction may result in incorrect operation of the safety belt system and increase the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

NOTE: The RH safety belt buckle is a part of the center safety belt retractor assembly and is not serviced separately. To remove the RH safety belt buckle, refer to Safety Belt Retractor - Rear, Center in this section.

  1. Remove the rear seat cushion. For additional information, refer to Section 501-10.
  1. Remove the nut and LH center safety belt buckle assembly.
    • To install, tighten to 48 Nm (35 lb-ft).
  1. NOTE: Before installation, make sure the safety belt webbing is not twisted and the safety belts and buckles are accessible to the occupants.

    To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  1. Check the active restraint system for correct operation. For additional information, refer to the appropriate Functional Test procedure in Safety Belt System in this section.

Child Safety Seat Tether Anchor - LATCH

Ford Taurus. Body

  1. RH lower anchors and tethers for children nuts
  2. Center lower anchors and tethers for children nuts
  3. LH lower anchors and tethers for children nuts
  4. RH lower anchors and tethers for children
  5. Center lower anchors and tethers for children
  6. LH lower anchors and tethers for children

Removal and Installation

 WARNING: All safety belt components must be inspected and corrected as part of any collision repair. Inspect all safety belt components as prescribed by Safety Belt Inspection and Repair After a Collision found in Section 501-20A General Procedures of this manual. Failure to follow this instruction may result in incorrect operation of the safety belt system and increase the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

  1. Remove the rear seat cushion. For additional information, refer to Section 501-10.
  1. Remove the 2 nuts and the affected lower anchors and tethers for children.
    • To install, tighten to 55 Nm (41 lb-ft).
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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