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Old 02-24-2014, 11:10 AM   #1
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Ok, another issue I am having with my 1994 Olds 98 is the seats do not recline anymore. They still move forward and back but both driver and passenger side fail to recline. Does anyone know where I can get new motors? Or is a junk yard my only option?
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After going around the internet, do you think its possible I just need something called an seat back actuator? I hear the motor attempt to move the back of the seat to recline but it doesn't.
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Funny you should ask that, because I was going to ask if you were sure it is the motor and not an actuator. You have to pull it apart to see what is going on.
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How much of a project is it to remove seats and how confusing are the tracks with the motors?
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Pulling the seats out of the car is easy ... 4 bolts and a couple electrical connectors. The difficult part is getting the covering off, and back on, the seat back. I'm not sure on your seats, but the motors might be under the seats with drive cables going into the seat back. Take a look under there and see what you can see.
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I just looked under the seats, boy it looks confusing under there! I don't even know where to start. Are the seats removed from inside the car or do they need to be unbolted from underneath the car?
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Normally seats are removed from within the car. Look for the plastic trim at the floor/bottom of seat. They usually hide the bolts that hold the seat down.
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Thanks, one last question. Doing a search of the forums I saw a lot of people having issues with their seats, seats like a common problem. Does anyone know if there is a good write up anywhere on how to fix them?
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Thanks, one last question. Doing a search of the forums I saw a lot of people having issues with their seats, seats like a common problem. Does anyone know if there is a good write up anywhere on how to fix them?

That thread you saw was the only one I remember seeing with this issue. the only seat problems we typically see is seat heater failures, and they are relatively easy to fix.
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