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DalesWidda 10-01-2012 04:16 PM

turn her back around?
 
I am going to be driving my BF's van for about three months while he's recovering from surgery. It's a ford Windstar ( I think?) and while there are lower anchors on each side in the middle seat there are no top tethers that I can see. I turned dd forward facing a couple of months ago. It's hard on my back to lift her and I don't like her climbing all over the seats to get in. It's easier for her to climb in forward facing. However, I am not sure how I feel about her being forward facing without a top tether. She is in a Safety First pro sport guide, is at least 36 inches (last time I measured) and about 38 pounds. Should I turn her back for those three months?

an_aurora 10-01-2012 04:41 PM

Re: turn her back around?
 
Look harder ;) If it has lower anchors, it also has top tethers.

DalesWidda 10-01-2012 04:44 PM

Re: turn her back around?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by an_aurora (Post 15756249)
Look harder ;) If it has lower anchors, it also has top tethers.

Do you have any ideas? There is nothing on the floor or on the seat. I am clueless!

an_aurora 10-01-2012 04:51 PM

Re: turn her back around?
 
http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=156168

Quote:

Right, rotate the tether hook 1/2 twist to attach it in the Windstar models, and also in the Freestar minivan which replaced the Windstar in Ford's product lineup for the '04-07 model years.

'95-98 model year Windstars have factory equipped tether anchors in the second row only under the bottom of the seat in bench seating, and on the rear crossbar of the seat supports in bucket seating. The '95-98 models are retrofittable in the third row outboard spots using part YF2Z-15613D74-A in predrilled holes in the bottom of the seat cushion's rear cross member (for free through Ford Program R7C in the U.S.)

'99 and newer Windstars ('99-03 models) have tether anchors in all rear seating positions, with the same locations as the second row info. above for the '95-98 models, and the third row tether anchors are located on the bottom of the seat cushion.

The Windstar's newer replacement, the '04-07 Ford Freestar minivan, has top tether anchors in each second row position but the third row has a top tether only in the center position, and the tether anchors are located on the bottom rear of the seatback.

All Windstars and Freestars also have a tether anchor on the front passenger seat if it's a manually adjustable seat, but not if it's a power adjustable front passenger seat.

DalesWidda 10-02-2012 05:27 AM

Re: turn her back around?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by an_aurora (Post 15756295)

This is very helpful! Thank you! I will be out looking again as soon as the sun rises :)

kathryn4433 10-06-2012 07:55 AM

Re: turn her back around?
 
good luck!


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