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Old 12-30-2005, 03:55 AM   #1
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I have a 94 ssei and the power seats work great, except for the recline feature on both seats. Any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!
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I have a 94 ssei and the power seats work great, except for the recline feature on both seats. Any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!
seperate fuse maybe?
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I have a 94 ssei and the power seats work great, except for the recline feature on both seats. Any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!
seperate fuse maybe?
That would make sense but you can hear the motors trying to do something. Thanks anyway. Anyone else???
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Well when the motors running does it make any sounds like ginding or does it seem motor seem to spin free.
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i have the same problem. i hear my motor attempt to move it for about a second. then it just stops and you dont realy hear anything. you can also just barely feel the motor try.
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i have the same problem. i hear my motor attempt to move it for about a second. then it just stops and you dont realy hear anything. you can also just barely feel the motor try.
My friend....you and I have got the exact same problem. Do all the other power seat functions work? Because mine do. Someone'* gotta know how to fix this. It didn't bother me too much at first, but it'* really getting on my nerves now, and I wanna fix it asap! Someone please help us. Echo...? Billboost...? Wilwren...? or the man...the myth...the legend...RANDMAN1!!! I call upon all of you by the power of the Bonnevillian Gods!!!
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Hey!!!!!!! I have the same problem all my seat functios work but the recline..... :( Hopefully will post on how to fix this problem.
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Echo to the rescue....um.......maybe

Power Recliner Mechanical Diagnosis:

Condition:
Motor operates, but seatback does not move.

Possible Causes:
1. Drive cable disconnected or broken.
2. Damaged, broken, or inoperable reclining actuator gearnut

Correction:
1. Check drive cable and correct, replace if broken.
2. Check reclining actuator gearnut (wherever that is?), replace if damaged.

Sorry, I haven't been able to identify the parts yet or their locations. (FSMs can be tricky books to read )
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Echo to the rescue....um.......maybe

Power Recliner Mechanical Diagnosis:

Condition:
Motor operates, but seatback does not move.

Possible Causes:
1. Drive cable disconnected or broken.
2. Damaged, broken, or inoperable reclining actuator gearnut

Correction:
1. Check drive cable and correct, replace if broken.
2. Check reclining actuator gearnut (wherever that is?), replace if damaged.

Sorry, I haven't been able to identify the parts yet or their locations. (FSMs can be tricky books to read )
Take your time...I value and appreciate your help! BTW, it happens on both front seats, so let'* hope it'* a disconnected cable, and not a reclining actuator gearnut #$%^.
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I've got the same problem on my 91...... anyone have any diagrams as to howto check those two possible options?
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