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Loose Seat recline mechanism by FieroCat
Started on: 05-07-2014 11:36 AM
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Last post by: FieroCat on 05-07-2014 02:43 PM
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Report this Post05-07-2014 11:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroCatSend a Private Message to FieroCatEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So I did a search and couldn't find anything on this here, but my driver's seat back is really loose when wiggling it forwards and backwards. It feels unsafe when leaning back, as it almost seems broken and may not remain stiff in an accident. I am not sure if the ratcheting mechanism is worn out or what, but I am curious if there is a way to fix this, or tighten the reclining mechanism?

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Report this Post05-07-2014 11:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Are you near the ocean? Surface rust can prevent the recliner latch from engaging.....
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Report this Post05-07-2014 11:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroCatSend a Private Message to FieroCatEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Not really, but the latch does engage. It simply has a large amount of play in some of the latch positions... the setback rocks forward and backwards about 3 inches or so. The passenger seat is fine, of course, it stays firmly positioned without any play at all.
Feels really weird and I may just replace the whole seat if I can't find a way to fix it.

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Report this Post05-07-2014 02:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Should have 4 bolt... 2 top 2 bottom
Sound like 1 is missing

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Report this Post05-07-2014 02:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroCatSend a Private Message to FieroCatEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Do you mean bolts holding the entire seat down to the floorpan? Those are ok, it's just the seat back that is loose.
If you mean for the seat back only, where are these bolts located? Is there a diagram anywhere that would be helpful?

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