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Old 01-08-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default Power drivers seat malfunction

The power drivers seat on my 95 GT/Vert will not go forward or backwards, yet the up and down is operational. Any suggestions? I haven't taken the seat out (not really sure how to either), is there a cable or strap to move it forward and back?
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
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there are long worm gears to move it forward/backwards. Its like a big drill bit that goes through a bit that moves the track. The are greased from the factory and over time will build up dust on them that gets into a bind. If you can get them out, take them out and give the long drill-bit-lookin piece a good soaking of wd40 to clean them. Wipe it down and add a light coat of lithium grease and I am willing to bet they will start working again. Mine locked up years ago(7-8 I think) and I did this to it and have not had an issue since.

The other possibility is that the piece that the bits go through has broken. I remember somewhere reading a DIY repair for that fix but it was ages ago. Some light searching could probably dig it up.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:22 PM   #3
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Thanks..I'll do it tomorrow..I took the seat out today and manually turned the worm gear to move the seat up so my wife could drive it tomorrow..I'll take them out later and soak them.

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