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Old 11-02-2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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Loose Driver Seat in C5

Has anyone experienced the driver seat developing a slack in the power seat adjuster that allows a loose feeling so that the seat slides about 1/2 inch forward and back when accel or braking? I pulled the seat out and it appears that the worm gear mechanism has developed a loose fit. Since the worm gear is buried inside the slide track (both sides have a gear) it was beyond me to fully dissassemble the seat to check it out.

Has anyone had a similiar experience? What was done to correct it?:

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Thanks much, Torch. That is exactly what I need to do. After personally having the seat out, the instructions make perfect sense to me, I just needed to understand what was causing the problem. I now have the advice to proceed.

Great site, and thanks again for the help.

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It always pisses me off to spend hours fixing a problem that could have been prevented by putting in a piece that cost an extra buck.

good writeup on the other site. out of pure curiosity, i asked a local dealer how much it would cost to do this type of thing. he said it would be between $500 and $900 depending on what they found after pulling the seat out.
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Yes, it is a simple fix and no parts cost, but the labor is enough to run the repair cost way up. Thanks. J Ellis
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