Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 12:01:14 +0000 (UTC) From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au> Subject: Re: C900 Rear seat belt bolt.
"Al" <alistairdorenospamo.com> writes: >I recently removed the C-pillar trims to re-cover them. A fine job I >did too, even if I do say so myself! (Photos of the whole job will >follow...) However when replacing the seatbelt guide the threads >stripped and I cant torque the bolt up to the required 33ftlb, no-where >near. >Now the bolt screws into a captive nut, which is welded into the >chassis/body, and its this nut which has stripped out. WHY was the >bolt designed with a stronger thread that the captive nut, and has >anyone got any experience/ideas of how to fix this problem. My rear >off-side seatbelt is currently U.S. You could drill out what's left of the thread in the captive nut, tap a new thread that's a larger diameter, and get a different bolt to suit. I haven't needed to take out rear seatbelts before so I'm not sure if using a larger bolt would require a lot of extra drilling, etc. beside re-threading the captive nut. Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page at | Craig's Classic Saab Workshop - Sydney .au http://lios.apana.org.au/~c900 | http://www.classicsaab.net and other URL's Email: c900nospam.apana.org.au | For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts World-Wide! Alternate: saabonautnospaml.com | Web-forums, galleries, library, links, etc.