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2001 Jeep Cherokee Limited (old body style) Automatic seat motors

Last week I was cleaning my Jeep and moved the seats forward and up to vacuum under them. After I was done the motor that moves the seat upward/downward (there are two of these on each seat; one for front of the seat, one for back of seat) for both my passenger and driver seats no longer work.

When I try to move the backside of the passernger seat downward on all that happens is a click sound when I push down on the up/down control button and no evidence of the motor turning.

When I try to move the backside of the driver seat it sounds like the motor is turning, but the seat isn't moving up or down, so maybe a linkage of some sort is broken?

The car is old and I'm considering replacing myself as I'm sure it will cost a small fortune. Is this something that a person who can turn wrenches but is no expert can do? If so how do I go about finding out the proper procedure (preferrably with diagrams) for removing the seats and replacing the motors / auto adjustment components?

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Seats are just bolted in by 4 bolts usually 14or 15mm take out the seats the one seat that doesn t make any noise is the motor the second seat that you hear making noise should be the link check connections first though it could be aconnection probelm/ Please rate my response thank you very much

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