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Back tilt is a manual round knob on drivers seat it just turns

The seat is stuck where it makes you sit straight up and my wife says it hurts her back the bottom part is power it works fine its the back of the seat that is the problem.The seat will not tilt when I turn the knob it just turns ROUND AND ROUND LIKE ITS NOT CONNECTED I just need it to tilt back just a little so she is not sitting so straight up .Thank you for any help I really can't afford what a dealer may charge me to fix this or just get it to move 1 time would solve the problem.

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It sounds like the inside of the recliner knob is stripped out. If you go to your local GM dealership and give them your VIN number they can order you a new one. Here is the removal and installation directions.
Driver or Passenger Seat Recliner Handle Replacement Removal Procedure

  1. Use a flat-bladed tool to remove the plastic center cap from the center of the recliner handle.

  2. Pull the recliner handle off the shaft.
Installation Procedure
  1. Install the recliner handle on the recliner shaft.

  2. Push the recliner handle firmly onto the recliner shaft until fully seated.
  3. Install the plastic center cap into the center of the recliner handle.
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SOURCE: Power seat not moving front to back, everything else works

woman with a hammer fixed 2004 Rainer! Had same problem. just tapped rear runners with hammer and it broke loose. Works fine now!!!
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SOURCE: 2000 Park ave - power seat problem

The electric adjustment motor has a drive-gear that engages a gear on the shaft of the adjustment screw (90 degree engagement). The gear on the adjustment shaft looses a tooth. Adjustment motor whines, drive gear on adjustment motor spins, no action though because of missing tooth. A 12mm 1/4" drive socket on a wiggler (universal) on the end of a 6" extension can engage the not on the end of the exposed large adjustment shaft and, as the shaft is lightly loaded and the electrical switch engaged, one can get the shaft to spin almost one revolution at a time until the seat is high enough. It is hard to reach the nut necessary (inside the dull-grey clevis that the shaft threads into) and I had to take off the seat pad by removing the 4@ 13mm nuts (and 3 @10mm nuts holding the center section with the driver's cushion) to more-or-less easily access the situation. Dealership wanted well over $1000. to fix it. Three out of my 4 up and down adjustment motors are running, but don't adjust. PS, on my 2001 Park Avenue on each seat there is one adjustment motor for the front edge up and down, one adjustment motor for the rear edge up and down, one adjustment motor for the seat fore and aft, and one adjustment motor for the sear back tilt. Lots of complication, not so much on durability. We do not swap out drivers and adjust the seats excessively. Weak design on the one internal gear. Manually adjust it, unplug the electric to the motor, Drive happy again.

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The back and foward movement uses the same motor. So if it moves one way but not the other it's most likely the switch. Try to blow it out or clean it out. If pop or somthing spilled on it you will prob. need to pull switch out and take it apart to clean contacks inside.

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SOURCE: 99 grand prix power seat problem

check for something jamming the track under seat , try havin son push seat forward while pushin switch . i dont know of a way to override the seat motor if its dead,,auto wreckers for seat replacement cheapest way to go they may even install

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