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Old 09-29-2022, 09:49 AM   #1
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Passenger Power seat extremely slow

I have a 1997 Monaco Executive with a passenger reclining electric seat. The foot rest, which is intermittent, moves extremely slow both going up and coming down. Frequently the chairs foot rest will just stop.
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Old 09-29-2022, 10:05 AM   #2
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First thought is that it sounds like a "weak" motor. But the number one issue with electrics of any kind on any vehicle is bad connections. Loose, corroded, fretting, all sorts of issues. So the first thing I'd do is look for any and all electrical connections under the seat, particularly anything to do with grounding. My next step, if that didn't work out, would be to do some "voltage drop" testing in case it's one of those issues but it's not plainly visible. I sort of hate to point to Youtube but there are some very good videos there if you are unfamiliar with such testing.
Then if the switch and wiring passed all that I'd be looking to replacing the motor itself
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Old 09-29-2022, 10:40 AM   #3
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What's the voltage at your chassis battery and what's the voltage at the +12v input wire under the seat?
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Old 09-29-2022, 11:09 AM   #4
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Does the power for the seat come from your engine or house batteries?

On my Monaco it comes from the house batteries.

Are you plugged into shore power when you are trying to move the seat?
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Old 09-29-2022, 11:23 AM   #5
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I agree with gypseyR, Check the connections for corrosion/tarnishing, clean and insure tightness.
Our captains chairs use a worm-gear mechanism, you might consider spraying them with a silicone lube.

FWIW, over 80% of all 12V wiring problems are the result of poor/missing ground.
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Old 09-29-2022, 11:27 AM   #6
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Turn it over and lube all the joints / screw drives / bearings !!!!
I use "White Grease" in a spray can.

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