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Suburban seat problems

The connector at the side of the seat has power and when testing all the switches the power flows through. The motors are not seized due to when power is applied directly to the motor the seat moves. Any other sugestions

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Sounds like the motor brushes are about worn out.
Where you actually sitting on the seat when you applied power directly to the motor? If the motor is wearing out, it may work under little or no load but won't work when your weight is on the seat. Will the seat move while hitting the button if you also help push the seat in the direction you are trying to move it? If yes, the motor is weak. Change the motor, check, clean and lube the tracks, if nec., then see if that's better.

Posted on May 10, 2009

  • ATonyMac Jan 15, 2011

    My seat moves slow fore and aft, to not at all. Up and own ok. I pulled the seat, (1 plug and 4 bolts) and man, it was hairy and dusty under there. French fries -- bonus!! I got the seat out and it's upside down hanging off the kitchen counter right now -- cleaner than the garage. This exposes the underside, and all the hair and dust and general filth -- looks like my daughter's room. I removed the mechanism (again, 1 plug and 4 bolts) and took it outside and blew it off with the compressor. Now I'm gonna clean it with WD-40, and blow it out again. Then I'm gonna replace the lithium lube and see what happens. If this don't work, who cares. I'll then replace the motors and have a clean and lubed seat mechanism to install them on. If you replace the motors, you gotta clean and lube the mechanism too, why not do it first, you may find you do not need the motors.

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