Your Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 L4-2.0L DOHC VIN 3
Vehicle » Restraints and Safety Systems » Seat Belt Systems » Service and Repair » Safety Belt With Anchor Plate Thread Damage  
  Safety Belt With Anchor Plate Thread Damage  
  1. Remove the broken or stripped bolt and discard.
  2. Drill out the internal threads in the safety belt anchor plate with a 10.7 mm (27/64 in) drill.
  3. Rethread the anchor plate with a 1/2-13 tap (seat belt).
  4. Clean out the chips.
  5. Install the attachment parts. Original parts are to be replaced with the repair parts indicated in the Safety Belt Parts Replacement Guidelines.
  6. When repairing a multiple belt and attachment, install the nut to the bolt in the tunnel area from the underside of the floorpan.