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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-20-05, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Power Seat Question

These are probably stupid questions, but I'll ask anyway.

Around a year ago, my power driver's seat quit working. It did NOT just go out slowly, it just quit moving forward and back. It still moves up and down, and you can hear the motor when you try to go forward and back, but it just doesn't move. Now, here are my questions:

1) Is the power seat motor like a window motor? In otherwords, does it have a little plastic piece inside that could be stripped out?

2) If that's the case, shouldn't it not be moving up and down, either?

To put it plain and simple, I need to know if anyone has a definite answer to this. If anyone does, I need to know exactly what I need to fix it, just in case my wife needs to drive the car (if something happens to her car for some reason). She can barely reach the pedals right now. She's very short. LOL If anyone can help me, I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

Rick

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-24-05, 11:06 AM
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Re: Power Seat Question

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These are probably stupid questions, but I'll ask anyway.

Around a year ago, my power driver's seat quit working. It did NOT just go out slowly, it just quit moving forward and back. It still moves up and down, and you can hear the motor when you try to go forward and back, but it just doesn't move. Now, here are my questions:

1) Is the power seat motor like a window motor? In otherwords, does it have a little plastic piece inside that could be stripped out?

2) If that's the case, shouldn't it not be moving up and down, either?

To put it plain and simple, I need to know if anyone has a definite answer to this. If anyone does, I need to know exactly what I need to fix it, just in case my wife needs to drive the car (if something happens to her car for some reason). She can barely reach the pedals right now. She's very short. LOL If anyone can help me, I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

Rick

This has happened with my Expedition. When I brought it to the dealership this morning, the service guy said the same thing happened to *his* Expedition this morning. Seems to be a fairly common problem.

I thought it was a simple problem with the wiring. They said it wasn't a wire but told me the motor burned out because something must have fallen into the tracks and distorted the tracks. They quoted me nine hundred dollars to put in a new motor and seat tracks. I'm not quite sure what to do at this point.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-16-05, 08:03 AM
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Re: Power Seat Question

Relax and fix it yourself! Replacing the motor is a piece of cake if you follow the few directions in a repair manual such as 'HANES'. The same holds true for replacing the track. Replacing either sounds a little like overkill to me though as your problem sounds more like a simple 'RELAY' problem. Just replace that!

Good luck.
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