Question about 2008 Chrysler Town & Country
As other posters have said, the motor might be blown, or the fuse.
Check that stuff first. This particular solution is for the HORIZONTAL movement of the seat (forward & backward). My seat was stuck in the all-the-way-forward position. Not fun for driving (2002 Town & Country, by the way).
If your motor still makes a sound, as if it's trying to move something but is jammed, I have the solution for at least moving the seat MANUALLY. For me personally, not only was I able to move the seat manually, but I guess doing that un-jammed the screw-accuator-drive-whatever-you-call-it. The seat works fine now!
On either side of your seat there is a large plastic panel. The panel is attached with standard Philips screws. There should be 3 of them, so search around and make sure you get 'em all. You can remove either panel (I did the one on the seatbelt side). Once the panel is off, look for a port that corresponds with where the cable from the electric motor (marked "horizontal") attaches within a long rail under the seat. The port will be on the outer side of the seat, more towards the front. It's a circular hole with a square-bit screw in the center. You're gonna need a square-shaped bit in your screwdriver.
Now start turning the the screw and you should notice that the seat is moving. If I remember right, turning clockwise moved the seat backward. This is actually turning a very long screw within that rail under the seat. I noticed I could turn the screw a bit, and then use the control for the seat to supplement the movement until I had it in a good position. For me, this actually seemed to fix the seat, as it moves forth & back using the control just fine. We'll see how long it lasts. Inevitably, I'm gonna have to take it to a pro, but at least the seat is in a reasonable position now!
I apologise if I made any Chrysler mechanics sick with my solution, but there is virtually no information to help a non-mechanical person at least temporarily move their seat when it's stuck like mine was. Good luck, I hope this works.
Posted on May 19, 2014
You either have a blown fuse or a bad seat motor. Fuses are easy and inexpensive to replace. Locate your fuse panel and see if there is a diagram (in most fuse boxes) that allows you to determine the blown fuse. You can use a fuse checker to see if it is blown or just look at the fuse to see if the metal piece inside is broken. That would be the first thing to check. If it is a blown motor, only a certified mechanic would be able to diagnose and repair. In this case, I would recommend looking for a used/re-manufactured part to save some money. Good luck! JD
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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