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Old 09-10-2003, 01:49   #1 (permalink)
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Play in front seats

In my XF, which I put EA fairmont seats in, the back rest on both seats has a bit of play in them, is this suppose to happen? if not is there a way to tighten them? I have to get rego soon and I wanna make sure they pass!
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Re: Play in front seats

You mean it just tilts forward a bit if you pull on it?
If so, I dont think I've ever seen a set that dont do that.
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Old 09-10-2003, 03:38   #3 (permalink)
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yep thats what Im saying! will I past rego like that?

(W.A rego that is)
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depends if the rego guy is having a bad day

unless you get a mobile road worthy
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whats a mobile road worthy?
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they come to your house to give you a road worthy

and they can be less, caring about the whole... having a safe car thing
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Old 09-10-2003, 05:30   #7 (permalink)
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would they do that in W.A? I bout it would happen in albany, I mean all up there are only 3 places to go to get rego
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id of thought so, check the yellow pages out
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Re: Play in front seats

It's a common problem and the reason the seat adjust mechanism was redone on EF-EL's. Some rego guys now know to look for it on EA-ED Falcon's. My ED failed a few years ago for this reason.

I cobbled together a fix but it ain't esay. Basically what's happened is a nylon bush/washer type thing has gone and metal-to-metal wear has been taking place. Too hard to describe here without pics but if your bored and handy you could pull it to bits and try and improve things.

I'd tighten the adjuster/pivot mechanism up overly tight so that there is no movement at all and then get the rego check done if your overly worried about it.
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thanks 4 that everyone, Ill have a quick fix this arvo, see what i can come up with!
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