Need help fixing my drivers seat

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Need help fixing my drivers seat

Postby jking18 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:25 pm

My seat is leaning towards the passenger side. Does anyone know how to fix this? What would I need to fix this? Could someone please help
This is the only picture I have that shows the seat well.
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Re: Need help fixing my drivers seat

Postby DTMAce » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:41 pm

You need to replace the inner sliding rail. Here are a few pics:

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You better hope that just the rail is broken, usually the bottom end breaks out and the seat guide then goes down and causes the seat to tip. Otherwise the entire mount in the floorboard has come loose and tore out, that will have to be fixed something like this:

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Yeah, that means cutting the carpet away or removing it in order to get to that, along with pulling the seats, the console, everything. Pain in the ass, and I have fixed this TWICE since owning the car. Good luck!


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Re: Need help fixing my drivers seat

Postby jking18 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:48 pm

Alright, thanks DTMAce. I cant really check now because of the snow everywhere but im hoping the rail just came loose or has broken.


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Re: Need help fixing my drivers seat

Postby berettaboi » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:46 pm

yeah same deal on my car, the insert rusted and got pulled out. i will likely make a metal or wood support to stuff under the rail and hold it in it's natural height... a temp fix, and i know it would be pretty in an accident.


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Re: Need help fixing my drivers seat

Postby jking18 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:55 pm

OK....both of my seat brakets are still connected. Could it be the seat?


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Re: Need help fixing my drivers seat

Postby DTMAce » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:42 pm

Possible. But check the rail first, is the bottom section at the back broken out? The guide for the seat (nylon piece) rides in the rail. Mine one time a long while back actually broke the rail itself, in that the "wheel" weakened the steel rail guide and broke out the bottom of the rail and bent it toward the floor. If that makes any sense. Then the wheel would basically drop out of the rail and the seat would tilt over. Just as if the rear mount was busted/rusted out.

Otherwise it may be the seat itself that has a problem, may want to look over the adjuster, and its parts.


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Re: Need help fixing my drivers seat

Postby Barry » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:26 pm

Mine broke the same as DTM's as well. Very common



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Re: Need help fixing my drivers seat

Postby beretta » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:08 pm

my 88 had the same problem with the driver seat, i think its actually the steel frame in the back part of the seat where it bolts to the bottom section. i put Z seats in my 88 to fix the problem, but i dont like them in there now. it feels too weird to sit in it and drive it after driving a 96 Z. the seats feel like they sit higher in it.

in the next couple weeks im going to pull my 89 gt seats out of storage and take the covers off and see whats going on with the driver seat, probably the same problem with yours. im not sure if theres a way to re weld it or make up a new bracket or whatever in there is common to brake.




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