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Power seat lift problem

The up/down power seat lift no longer works. I assume the motor is blown that controls this operation. Anyway I can raise the seat manually? Any ideas how much this repair would cost?

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  • blasted_sabe Jan 02, 2009

    I dont believe its that. However I will check it. It started having problems about a week ago, it sounded like a gear was broken and or struggling. Now, when I press the button, theirs a little click and then nothing happens.



    Thanks

  • ksmckee22 Jan 26, 2009

    My 2000 Alero the power seat is stuck up as high as it goes. When i push the power button you can hear the motor running but the seat dont move. Can anyone tell me what is wrong Thank you

  • pastorshawn May 12, 2009

    I too have the seat stuck in the highest position.  The motor is running when you pull it up or push down but the position of the seat does not move. I have to think that the gear is stripped or something like that...


    Please advise

  • Stanley69 May 11, 2010

    Have you thought to check the fuse in the fuse panel. This may or may not be the solution however a good place to start.

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The 1st thing to check is the switch function, u will need a test light for that, if the switch is sending power to the seat motor then indeed the motor is defective, but in most cases the switch is the problem, u can't buy pars for a seat transmission, they are sold as a unit, about $400-500

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