How is this part called and where can I find it?

86stang.gt

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Hi -
New to this forum and posting for the very first time because I was not able to find anywhere how the part on the photo is called and where I may find it. I have posted the photos of the passenger and driver sides. I am missing the driver side. Looks to me this is just a spring keeping the door from rattling perhaps? The spring is still there but the pin and base are missing.
I have a 86 hatchback GT if it matters.
Thanks for your help!
 

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Noobz347

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It's a [Seat Belt Tension Adjuster].


There is a plug you can get to plug the hole:

Under normal circumstances, the adjuster is removed when swapping out to a newer set of seat belts with more modern inertia reels.

I have not seen the actual plunger being sold in some time. I just checked again to see if someone has them. I don't see them.

I'd recommend setting the seatbelt to stay fully retracted and installing a clip on the belt itself if you want the adjusting feature.

An alternative might be a junkyard, eBay, or the classifieds section here on Stangnet.
 

86stang.gt

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Thank you Noobz347. I’ve learned something new today :).
I will do as you proposed. Look for junkyards or install a clip on the seatbelt itself. Thanks again.
 

86stang.gt

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Correct. I am in the process to replace those strikers even if I do not notice any problem with the doors (they are not completely flush with the rest of the body but other than that I have no problem). Thank you for the link.
 

General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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I'll bet the area around the door latch is beat up, also check the metal around the striker, they can/will develop cracks in that area.
Check your hinge pins.