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Drivers seat is stuck in farthest back position and will not slide forward.

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Check under the seat where the guide rails are and look tovsee if the wire underneath is pulling to release both sides of the seat on the rails or one side. If it's not releasing both sides you have to check to make sure there is nothing stuck in the guide rails (coins perhaps). If all is clear you'll have to adjust the rod or cable that attaches to the lever of the seat to make it release both sides so the seat unlocks and moves easily.

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