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2000 alero power seat stuck

My power seat is stuck all the way up. when i push the power buttom i can hear the motor under the seat running. but the seat wont go down

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This more likely is a worn out gear that spins and moves the seat. you should check the motor to see if it actually spins if it does repair the gear.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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