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Driver side power seat

I can hear the motor running but nothing moving

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  • Darren Setzer
    Darren Setzer Dec 18, 2008

    Ok I will do just that. Thanks. Im having another problem with my 1993 explorer transmission. Could you help with that too ?

  • Darren Setzer
    Darren Setzer Dec 18, 2008

    About 6 months ago I noticed it took almost 30 seconds to engage reverse from 1 start up. Fine after driven a few miles. But today I started it up and shifted into reverse and no movement but grinding is distinctly heard. All foward gears are engaging properly. Fluid topped off and no leaks. Filter changed about a year ago. Time for a rebuild ?

  • Darren Setzer
    Darren Setzer Dec 18, 2008

    The mileage is 141000. I figured it was time for a rebuild. Thanks for the help.

  • Greg May 11, 2010

    I can give it a try, what's happening?

  • Greg May 11, 2010

    Ok, so if you push the button on the side of the seat, you near the motor running but the seat doesn't move.. This means that something is broken under the seat or one of the gears is stripped. It's a simple system, the switch tells the motor under the seat which way to turn, then gears move the bars under the seat forward, back up or down. I don't know if you can, it might be a little tricky, but there are four bolts holding the seat down, you have to remove two pastic cover from the back seat on the floor to see the two rear bolts. The front bolts should be exposed already.. The bolts are on really tight, see if you can get help from somone and remove the four bolts and then pick the seat up or push forward. Keep the motor plugged in to the wire socket on the floor. Push the botton then and look to see what's going on underneath with the motor and gears. It will be much easer this way to see what's broken or not moving properly.



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Absolutely, if you are hearing grinding noises, that's the internal gears. Also, if you put the car into Drive, Reverse and it takes a moment to go into gear, that's also a sign of a transmission going.

Just a FYI about transmissions, if you purchase a new car and plan on keeping your car for a while, I recommend changing the fluid every 15,000 miles. The dealer recommends 30,000 miles. But here is the kicker, you can acutally do harm in changing the fluid if you haven't done the normal maintenance scheudle fluid changes (every 15K or 30K). The reason is because as old fluid breaks down and if you don't change it and then put new fluid in after 80.000 miles, the new fluid become too corrosive and acutally breaks down the seals and causes slippage in the transmission.

I'm not sure of what your mileage is, but it sounds like the transmission is about to go based on what you are saying.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

  • Greg Dec 18, 2008

    If it's 141,000 then it's definately due.. You might also want to consider a new transmission rather than a rebuilt. Rebuilts can go anywhere from $800 to $1000 depending on who does it. Somtimes a new transmission is about $2,000. I dont' know your budget and how long you're planning on keeping your car. If its in great condition and the engine is running good and you're planning on keeping it for a few years, take a look into a new one from the dealer.

    I personally have had bad experiences with rebuilds, sometimes the transmission shops just don't get it right and you wind up with the same problem a year after it was rebult.

    Either way, good luck.



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