My Seat rocks and is hard to slide.

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My Seat rocks and is hard to slide.

Postby Briano1234 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:51 pm

My Seat rocks, and is hard to slide?

First go to Ebay or to your Dealer and get a
Slide Kit.

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Scoot the Seat forward, and fold it over.


Remove the Pin that holds the cover to the inner rail.

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Lift the cover up slightly and pull it to the back.


Remove the 10mm Acorn nut off the Allen screw on the front rail remove the screw.


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Slide the seat as far back as you can go, Now lift it up and out of the rails.

Take the time to remove the latching pin, remove the one or 2 springs take the pin out and clean it free of grease
and goo, Brake clean and q-tips are great.

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Clean all the crud out of the seat rails. Lightly grease the Latching pin and the rail tops and bottom.

Clean the center rail on the bottom of the seat.

Place the new rubber slide on the carrier. Curved piece goes to the center. Grease the top of the new piece.

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Pull the Nylon slides off the Seat rails by lifting the center (removes the key from the slot) and prying it off the side.

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Tap the new ones back into place and make sure that the center is laying flat and in the slot. There are 2 slides one flat and one with wings.
The Wing ones go on the outside rail, the flats go in the middle.

Now the fun part.

Place the Seat back in to the far as you can get it position, and work the slides so they just get started in to the
rails.


Now lifting the front of the seat pull it into the latch,

Be Patient as it is a PITA..

While you are pulling the seat forward... Move the seat slide mechanism arm to the latching pin.
Use a flat blade a Screwdriver to hold the latching pin away from the slide. Its so much fun....

Replace the Acorn nut and tighten.....

Slide the seat forward and replace the cover, and the pin.


Repeat for the other side.
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Re: My Seat rocks and is hard to slide.

Postby bbrown » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:46 pm

I love removing and reinstalling seats (actually I have become very accustomed to doing so). Nice right up. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: My Seat rocks and is hard to slide.

Postby vwgrl » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:07 am

Excellent write-up!! Fixed my rocking seats in about an hour! :D

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Re: My Seat rocks and is hard to slide.

Postby SoCal_Cabby » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:32 am

i opened this thread thinking you wanted advice and was like really??? :)

great write up

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Re: My Seat rocks and is hard to slide.

Postby whozmaresy » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:15 pm

I have a question. Do I need the seat sliders (the plasticy clips) to use the seats? While taking my seats out, one of the four slider clips broke. Is it essential for me to buy new ones?

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Re: My Seat rocks and is hard to slide.

Postby Briano1234 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:41 pm

yes, you need them otherwise the seat binds, and will wiggle.
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Re: My Seat rocks and is hard to slide.

Postby Thicketmatt » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:37 pm

What kind of grease should I use on the seat rails?

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Re: My Seat rocks and is hard to slide.

Postby Briano1234 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:57 am

Thicketmatt wrote:What kind of grease should I use on the seat rails?


Axle Grease always worked for me.
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Re: My Seat rocks and is hard to slide.

Postby ninaathorn » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:26 am

Good thing there is a seller like this on ebay. :)


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