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Power seat won't go all the way forward.

When trying to adjust seat it won't go all the way forward, but sometimes it will go all the way forward when trying to go in reverse.

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SOURCE: Power Seat locks up

BAd motor .....Try to take ou tthe seat by removing the 4 bolts all the way around...Take it out and visually see if something is jammed in there and clean out the switch...Chances are the switch is bad or the motor is bad and cleaning it might fix it...Window switches on buicks do this same thing...GO up when u want down ect...They sell a electrical connection cleaner..I suggest you spray the switch and electrical connnections on motor..
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There are three motors. The one motor moves the seat forward and reverse, one for up and down and one for the tilt. So you may have a problem with the switch. It's possible the switch contacts inside have worn out.

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