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My car seat (which is electric) is not moving forward/backkward and I cant adjust the incline.

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  • tey519 Sep 05, 2008

    The Front Driverside seat (manual) on my 2000 Saturn L Series won't move forward or backward anymore. The side lumbar still works and the passinger seat works perfectly. The Driverside is stuck in one spot.

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I had the same problem when my husband was waiting in my car and laid the driver seat down, Well, it got stuck in the recline position so I took my car to the dealership and they said the motor was going out, which cost about $100.00, if I remember correctly. He took the plastic housing off the motor and gave it a few sharp taps and it allowed just enough juice to incline my seat back. He said if I didnt use it anymore, then I wouldnt need to replace the motor.

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