how do i remove drivers seat

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how do i remove drivers seat

Postby 419bill » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:39 am

does anyone know how to remove the drivers seat in a 2006 freestyle.. i need to replace or fix the seat motor . to move it forward or backwards


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Re: how do i remove drivers seat

Postby mmsstar » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:31 pm

Well, if it's like the Flex, there are 4 bolts and 1 or 2 wiring harnesses. Don't remember if the Freestyle has the plastic covers on the front bolts. If so, they will need to pull straight towards the front of the car to remove.
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The pictures are all on the Flex, I expect the Freestyle should be similar.
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Re: how do i remove drivers seat

Postby RVAFreestyle » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:02 pm

I think the question is more of how do i remove the seat with seat motor inoperable. Is how I read the OP message.

you will have to remove the two bolts you have access to, then either use a stubby ratchet and socket, of wrench flank by flank.

I never have had my FS seats out, but IF the FS seat frame BOLTS to the track motor assembly, (as in its not one piece or welded) unbolt the seat and leave the track behind. Then unbolt the track with no seat attached to it. Thats how I did my Explorer recently
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Re: how do i remove drivers seat

Postby Webmaster » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:52 pm

Did you already check fuses/relays and wiring connectors to do a little diagnosis?

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Re: how do i remove drivers seat

Postby 419bill » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:17 pm

thanx to all .. but my driver seat was all the way back and couldnt get to the back bolts.. so i had to take the center console out ,and take a sawzall and cut that main support ,, it sucked , but it had to be done.. all is good now.

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Re: how do i remove drivers seat

Postby RVAFreestyle » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:26 am

I'm not sure you had to go to that extreme.

Worst case in 17 years of working on cars i had to do was to spend an hour flank my flank taking the motor out and moving the seat tracks with the cable drive chucked in a drill.

just saying
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