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2007 Ford Freestyle. Middle row seat behind driver will not fold or tip. (Someone broke into my vehicle and broke the glass next to this seat. Don't know if a piece of glass is causing my problem). How do I fix this problem?

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  • kartick_ims May 09, 2009

    Hello Rylee:



    Thank you for your reply.



    I do not know what to do, based on the information you sent. The handle on the side moves, but the seat back will not tilt nor will the entire seat tip forward. How do I access the mechanism? Do I remove the plastic cover on the side of the seat or is there another way to access the mechanism?



    Thank you for your help.



    Kartick

  • kartick_ims May 13, 2009

    Can someone tell me how to access the tilt mechanism? There is a plastic cover over the mechanism and there seems to be a small screw on the bottom of the plastic cover. There is not enough clearance to properly use a screwdriver to remove this screw. Is there a special tool for this or is there a technique to get this screw off?

  • kartick_ims May 14, 2009

    Tried sitting in the seat and pushing back with the handle raised - no luck -seat back will not move back or forward. Any ideas on how to access the spring you mentioned or the mechanism that the spring is in?

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Opening the lift gate and the second row seats are very easy as they're nicely spring loaded to be right around neutral, with a preference toward springing up (not down). So more effort is needed to push down on both.
 
With the spring loading, the manual lift gate can be opened with one finger hitting the button under the handle to unlatch it, and the hatch springs open quickly. This is about the same effort as hitting a button on a key. Closing the hatch is fine too. Most short people are able to reach the top handle for closing. The only problem is that near the bottom when closing, you need to put your hand on the outside for a final push, or pull down with a lot of momentum so it keeps going. In contrast, pictures of the power lift gate show some of the trunk taken up by a power pod and arm to push up the gate.
 
Similarly, the spring loaded manual rear seat can be folded up real quick for access with one touch on the release handle. An easy shove puts it back down. Even as fast as it is to release the manual seat, my kids often just leap over the center console or fold down the seat and quickly crawl over the second row seat back. They don't want to spend the extra 1 second it takes to release the seat. As such, I think a much slower electrical mechanism would never get used, at least by my kids. And for folding the second row seat with either manual or power, you need to make sure the headrests are down in a lower setting or the seat won't have room to fold. This might be the slowest part of access if you ever put the second row headrests up to one of the higher settings.


hope this was helpful thank you 

Posted on May 13, 2009

  • SAM JAYANTH CHANDRASEKAR

    The seats settle and you need to sit in the seat and recline, this will allow you to release it and fold it forward.



    u need to push the seat BACK first while holding down the lever, then push it all the way forward






    if that doesnt help The return spring is probably dislodged or worse, broken and you may need to get a new housing.


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    thank you
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    good luck



  • SAM JAYANTH CHANDRASEKAR

    since u pushed back and forth with the handle raised..... and still it dint budge... there isnt any easy way to access the spring.... there is a possibility like u've mentioned that there might be some particle held up inside the mechanism or possibly broken.... i wud recommend u to call in a repair guy.... 




    thank you

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Hi

Please click on the following link to service the seat folding/unfolding. Also if you can see any glasses then remove it.

2007 Ford Freestyle Folding/Unfolding Seat

Please do accept this solution and revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Posted on May 09, 2009

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith May 09, 2009

    Hi Kartick



    You are right the plastic cover should be removed.



    Please do accept this solution and revert for further assistance.

    Thanks
    Rylee



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