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Driver's seat will go up and down but not forward or back. It makes a rat-a-tat-tat sound.

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The drive "gear" or coupling is stripped - several motors under the seat - seat will have to pulled out for repair - hand can be put under seat to locate motor when button is pushed

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

  • vorhaus
    vorhaus Sep 21, 2012

    Can this drive gear or coupling be replaced? or would the whole seat frame have to be replaced?

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My driver side seat won't go all the way forward. But when I let it back it goes back and goes down. When I move it forward it lifts up high but don't go forward enough for me.


Seat adjustment ranges are sometimes limited and sometimes there is a fault, such as a coin or something falling into one of the runners.

Cars intended for the premium market often have forward/back, up/down and sometimes tilt adjustment for the driver seat while for the small car, basic or budget market usually only have forward or back. Because on average a person who has shorter legs and needs the seat forward will also have a shorter body so enterprising designers have made the seat runners of some models slope upwards to lift the driver as the seat is moved forward.

Adjustable steering columns are fairly common, though only in the rise/fall plane. I haven't seen a telescopic column for many years. What is really needed is adjustable pedals but designers and manufacturers are very reluctant to go down that avenue, though there are companies specialising in such modifications.

You need to be on the ground on your knees with a good light looking under the seat to see if the available adjustment range takes the seat to the true limit of its travel in both directions.

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Car was running fine. when I parked it it made a rat tat tat noise. thought it was oil. added oil and ran smoother but still making noise. coming from pulley area. We checked the pullies and they seemed to...


sounds like could be alternator bearings, and is cheaper to replace unit than try to repair, to try to check with the engine running ,place the tip of a LONG screw driver carefully on the alternater as near to the belt as you safely can and place the handle to your ear , this works like a stethascope and you will here metal grinding sound if bearings are wearing , you will know if the sound is right by comparing with another vehicle keep me posted if you wish , PLEASE BE VERY CARE FULL , DO NOT LET THE SCREWDRIVER SLIP INTO THE DRIVE BELT

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2009 impala driver side power seat won't move up/down, makes whirring sound when attempted. Moves forward backward. Passenger seat works properly.


Before you do any of the expensive things disconnect and reconnect the wiring to the seat I had the same exact problem with my 2009 Chevy Impala and was ready to take it to the dealer when I disconnected the power cables to it and reconnected them I found that one of the Harnesses was loose and the problem was solved

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I've just had a problem with a flat battery on my 9/2006 DB9. Thats sorted but now find that the drivers seat electrics will only work forward and not backwards! So the seat is now so far forward that I...


Hi
its the same

you have to re set the system
one by one seat & windows
1st start with the driver seat move it all the way forward and all the way up and the back as will all the way forward than to the back all of them one by one
do the same to other seat it will work
and the windows as will
close the door take the window up and hold till you hear a sound and down and hold till you hear the sound .
AR

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Driver seat will not move forward or back. Makes click sound when button pushed.


gear in motor/transmission stripped,had one do that one time,had a penny stuck in the track

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When i turn the key it sounds like rat a tat tat but does not start.


The fast click is a classic sound of not enough power.

Either the battery is low or dying, or the starter is wearing out and trying to pull more power than the battery can supply.

Once you get it started, jump-started, or whatever, take it to your mechanic to test the battery 1st, alternator 2nd, and if necessary, starter 3rd, in order of cost.

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My front seat will not move forward. It will recline, move up and down but it will not move forward. I've tried reseting the seat positions but nothing seems to work. my seat wont move forward is there a...


You can move the drivers seat back by turning on the power, getting in the seat and position your feet firmly on the fron flor with your back firmly against he seatback, and then engage the switch pushing back - while pushing like hell with your feet. You can actually hear the seat drive shaft turning while the seat moves back. The principle should be the same for moving forward, but pressure would have to be aplide to the back of the seat.

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2005 DB9 electric seat problem


you have to re set the system
one by one seat & windows
1st start with the driver seat move it all the way forward and all the way up and the back as will all the way forward than to the back all of them one by one
do the same to other seat it will work
and the windows as will
close the door take the window up and hold till you hear a sound and down and hold till you hear the sound .

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Won't start


What rat tat tat? If you mean the clicking sound, that means that the battery connection is probably corroded or the cable is bad. Clean it up with a tool. Any auto parts store ... about $3. If it is a whine, the starter is bad. If there is a solid click and no turnover, it might be the solenoid relay...but I doubt it. How to get an idea: turn on the headlights and hit the key...if the lights dim significantly, your battery might be bad. If not, check for corrosion or that solenoid. Find out why that light is on!

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