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Old 01-05-2006, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
Greg
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Power seat stuck

My '97 Explorer's driver side power seat is stuck back at nearly end of
the track. It will advance about an inch, but then the motor bogs
down, and then nothing. I'm 5'6" and this is not a very comfortable
(or safe) driving position.

I've looked under the seat and can't see any foreign object that might
be causing the power adjustment rack to bind up. Could I have moved
the seat too far back and maybe it slipped the track? Is there any way
to manually adjust the seat forward? Thanks for you help.

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Old 01-07-2006, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Power seat stuck

Greg wrote:
> My '97 Explorer's driver side power seat is stuck back at nearly end of
> the track. It will advance about an inch, but then the motor bogs
> down, and then nothing. I'm 5'6" and this is not a very comfortable
> (or safe) driving position.
>
> I've looked under the seat and can't see any foreign object that might
> be causing the power adjustment rack to bind up. Could I have moved
> the seat too far back and maybe it slipped the track? Is there any way
> to manually adjust the seat forward? Thanks for you help.
>




This happened to my 2000. On mine it was the drivers side also. The
right side seatbelt mount gets wedged on the seat rail. I think I used a
screwdriver to pop it free. If I put the seat all the way back it will
happen again.
Mike
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Old 01-07-2006, 22:01   #3 (permalink)
Vito
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Re: Power seat stuck

On my 96 EB AWD, it was a combination of worn out lubricant and crusted
coffee/soda in the inboard track - caused it to bind while coming forward.

Cleaned it all out and applied silicone lube - actually moves better than
before.
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> Greg wrote:
>> My '97 Explorer's driver side power seat is stuck back at nearly end of
>> the track. It will advance about an inch, but then the motor bogs
>> down, and then nothing. I'm 5'6" and this is not a very comfortable
>> (or safe) driving position.
>>
>> I've looked under the seat and can't see any foreign object that might
>> be causing the power adjustment rack to bind up. Could I have moved
>> the seat too far back and maybe it slipped the track? Is there any way
>> to manually adjust the seat forward? Thanks for you help.
>>

>
>
>
> This happened to my 2000. On mine it was the drivers side also. The right
> side seatbelt mount gets wedged on the seat rail. I think I used a
> screwdriver to pop it free. If I put the seat all the way back it will
> happen again.
> Mike



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Old 01-08-2006, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
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"Mike C" <abc@xyz.com> wrote in message
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> Greg wrote:
> > My '97 Explorer's driver side power seat is stuck back at nearly end of
> > the track. It will advance about an inch, but then the motor bogs
> > down, and then nothing. I'm 5'6" and this is not a very comfortable
> > (or safe) driving position.
> >
> > I've looked under the seat and can't see any foreign object that might
> > be causing the power adjustment rack to bind up. Could I have moved
> > the seat too far back and maybe it slipped the track? Is there any way
> > to manually adjust the seat forward? Thanks for you help.
> >

>
>
>
> This happened to my 2000. On mine it was the drivers side also. The
> right side seatbelt mount gets wedged on the seat rail. I think I used a
> screwdriver to pop it free. If I put the seat all the way back it will
> happen again.
> Mike


Mike, my '01 ST did the same thing. A little judicious use of silicone
grease on the plastic part that slides in the track solved the problem for
me. It was the part that keeps the RH belt in position regardless of seat
placement.

Dave



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Old 01-09-2006, 20:01   #5 (permalink)
Greg
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Re: Power seat stuck

That was it! The seat belt anchor got caught up in the seat rail.
All's right in the world again. Thanks much!

Greg

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