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Front Passenger Seat Don't Move Up or Down


2000co

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The passenger front seat section don't move up or down. It's stuck on the highest setting and it's not comfortable seating that way.

The chair motor makes noise when you try to lower the seat but it's not moving. How do I fix it? Is there a way I can manually lower it?
 


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Rick

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I found this:

"just gently reach onto one or both of the main threaded drive screws with a channel lock or other similar device (don't have to even grab it too strongly) and rotate the shaft either way about 1/32 of a turn or so...one way will resist and the other way will release it. It seems the motor jams the nut to the end of the shaft and doesn't have enough torque to free it when going in opposite direction."
 




2000co

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The main screws move the seat back and forward. I need to move the passenger front seat up and down.
 




J.Rovirosa

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Watching....I'm about to replace a second seat platform after the original on the driver's side stopped going up and down and its junkyard replacement went about a year before it too failed.
 




2000co

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How hard is it to replace the seat platform? How much you paid for it?
 




J.Rovirosa

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Not hard to replace at all. If I remember right, I paid about 200 bucks for it.
 




2000co

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Is there a way to lower the front of the seat back down? I'm okay to keep it all the way down and not fixing it
 




J.Rovirosa

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I'm not aware of a way to manually bring it down.
 




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Can you see what the relevant motor should be doing?
If so, maybe you can replicate its action manually.
 




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