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Right front seat will not adjust up or down. seat will move forward or backward and seat will recline normally.

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Either the switch or motor for up and down action is faulty. Fuses must be good if the rest of it works. You can test the switch with an ohmmeter. You can test power to the motor with a voltmeter. One of the two are faulty.

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- The rear vertical motor
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- The recline motor
These 4 motors operate independently of each other.
When the entire seat switch is pushed to the FORWARD position, the forward input of the of the seat relay is grounded.
The seat relay module supplies battery positive voltage (B+) with a ground to the horizontal motor, in response to this input. In order to drive the seat forward, the motor runs until the switch is released.
The BACK position works similar to the FORWARD position with the exception that the voltage polarity supplied by the seat relay module is reversed causing the motor to run in the opposite direction. This action drives the seat backward.
These recline switches operate similar but independently:

The seat relay module could be bad , If you don't know how to do automotive electrical circuit testing it mite be a good idea for you to take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop.
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