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Old 12-03-2002, 04:34   #1 (permalink)
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EF/EL Drivers Seat Problem

After taking out my interior to add some sound deading foam, I decided to swap the seat pads on my front seats.

I have the tilt adjust front drivers seat, and I found that the bolts that hold the metal base to the adjuster mechanism have ripped the nuts out of the seat base. So the rear of the seat pad is not even attached to the seat rails.

I just want to know if anyone else have had this problem. Is it a common problem with the seats like the earlier models.

Thanks in advance...
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Common problem. Your local Ford Spare Parts section will have lots of them in stock.
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Have seen this problem also - '95 EF Futura Wagon

I decided to weld some reinforcements onto the base and re-weld the nuts back on. Have had no problems since!
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Have seen this problem also - '95 EF Futura Wagon

I decided to weld some reinforcements onto the base and re-weld the nuts back on. Have had no problems since!
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Old 12-26-2002, 02:49   #5 (permalink)
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yep i just fixed this as well, cheap ford bastards.. Mine was a quick fix, that didn't need any welding.. I got 4 washers, put 2 washers front and back of where the 2 bolts ripped out of the metal, and put it all back together.. It's working like a treat now :)
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shit eh, i thought it was just my fat ass. my ef xr6 done exactly that. i just got another nut and washer and bolted it back together, loctited all the bolts. good as new.
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Thanks for that guys.

Like gravelrash said, I thought it was my ass.

The car is still under warranty, and was changed at no charge. When I questioned the dealer if this was a common problem, they said "this is only the second I've seen like this".

Now I think they are lying.
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