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1999 Ford Explorer Sport. Cracked Lower Seat Frame front of left side hinge attatchment/recliner handle. Lower seat frame needs to be replaced or welded. I am working out of town and can't get to a shop during business hours. Need temporary fix. Can I swap Complete Driver and Passenger Seats? Can I remove Both Seat Assemblies, Remove Slider Tracks, then replace Passenger Seat on Driver's Slider tracks?

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I have seen both wood and bricks used to put under a seat frame. Some of the seat mounts do not give you much room for using a wrench. They give you room for a 3/8th air rachet and socket. Especially if you are a little shorter you can elevate the frame and then put wood in the cavity and then lower the seat for a temporary fix.

There are some operating parts I have no name for, but they connect the gears on each side of the seat track. So the wood blocks have to fit between these parts. I can recommend a Salvage yard called "Parts Galore" which is expanding Nationwide. Again wrenching on this stuff is hard without power tools.

Can't address swapping passenger and driver tracks. Check out small "C" clamps or conduit clamp.

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SOURCE: Remove the Passenger side door frame on a 2002 Ford Explorer

    Lift up on the switch plate until it snaps out ,remove the bolt from under there and the bolts along the bottom of the panel. There may be a few others so look around. When all are removed lift up on the door panel(DO NOT pull towards you it will destroy the panel). Your mirror is now accessible.

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SOURCE: BROKEN HANDLE TO RECLINE SEATS ON 1999 S-10 EXTENDED CAB PICKUP

Ebay sells a replacement handle that looks exactly like factory handle but just screws on, it is a very common thing to break, as mine did.

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SOURCE: REMOVE THE SEAT RECLINER KNOB ON OLDSMOBILE SHILOUETTE 1999

I will bring the seat to a shop for repair.

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SOURCE: modify bench seats to two seperate seats for a console in between

go to a salvae yard and look at other Colorados a good place is pullapart.com

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SOURCE: seats will not recline, is this an electrics

it is more than likely the limit switch in the seat motor assembly

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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