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Chevy Malibu power adjustable driver's seat will not move forward or backward.

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SOURCE: The drivers seat is stuck.

Our 2002 has had this problem twice. The first time, we removed the 4 bolts holding down the seat, and jiggled the seat - it started working on it's own. The second time, the seat was too far back to get to the rear 2 bolts. We removed the front 2 bolts and tried to tap the motor - to no avail.... Later that day, the seat started to move again - but one side was stuck, and it seemed to have stripped a gear. Now it looks like a trip to the dealer...

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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SOURCE: The drivers seat is stuck.

I'm assuming this is a power seat. If so, there are separate motors that control the various functions of the seat such as forward/backard, recline, lumbar support, etc. It could be that the motor or an electrical connection to the motor for the forward/backward motion is faulty. Normally all of the motors would be on the same power circuit, so if some of the functions are working then it is probably not a blown fuse.

Just one other personal observation, I have actually seen an instance where some loose pocket change had spilled under the seat and a quarter had become wedged in the track that the seat slides in and had jammed the tracks so tightly that the seat would not move.

One thing to note is whether or not you hear anything when you try to move the seat forward/backward. If you hear a click or a buzz when you press the button then that could mean that something is physically jamming the seat tracks. If you don't hear anything when you press the button, then that more than likely means a problem with the motor or the electrical connection to the motor.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Drivers electic seat will not adjust

I just had the same problem. When the seat is powered all the forward, one of the worm drives reached the end of its travel and jammed against the threaded block that it passes through. To fix this the seat has to be unbolted and tipped back. There are four tiny 6mm bolts that hold the motor plate in. Remove these and the motor will come out. The worm drive is bolted in at one end and has a set pin at the other. Remove the worm drive and use a couple of vice grips or equivalent to loosen the threaded block from the worm drive.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Driver's seat unable to move forward or backward

I have the same problem. I removed the motor assembly that powers the seat fore/aft and found a stripped plastic gear on the right-hand side of the driver-side seat track. It looks kinda like a speedometer gear. I was able to remove it, and hopefully Infiniti sells just the little gear.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 camry Driver's side power seat all the way

motor is bad for that position. there is a motor for each seat function.

Posted on Jul 18, 2010

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