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Old 11-04-2020, 04:15 PM   #1
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Drivers seat restricted fore/aft travel

Recently (Flexsteel) drivers seat travel would be inconsistent. Might travel aft to the Max one time then later stop short. Same going forward, occasionally stopping short of full forward.
Took a look today and found that the electric motor that adjusts the seat bottom height is loose, sagging down and hanging up on the frame. Haven’t figured out how it is held in place. Zip tied it for temp fix. Now have full travel.
In addition to this issue the motor that powers fore and aft became noisy about the same time .

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Spray the worm gear with some lube
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Does your passenger seat have motor adjustment?
Check it out you maybe missing bolts to hold it to frame of chair, remove one and purchase, lube as mentioned may also help when fixed.
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Spray the worm gear with some lube
Thanks for the input! Both fore and aft worm gears have lube and move quickly and quietly. The motor on the fore worm gear ‘sags’ down and catches on seat pedestal.
I think it should remain horizontal but sags down. Example: the motor is pointing at a 5 o’clock position instead of 3 o’clock.
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Does your passenger seat have motor adjustment?
Check it out you maybe missing bolts to hold it to frame of chair, remove one and purchase, lube as mentioned may also help when fixed.
Good idea! I will do that this weekend.

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Good idea! I will do that this weekend.

Thanks 007!
Found the cause of my sagging electric seat adjustment motor.

Access is tough, spent couple hours trying to put back where it belongs. No Joy.

Probably end up pulling the seat to gain access.
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