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Old 03-02-2011, 07:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My seat tracks on both side are stuck and wont move either way?I just wanted to ask before I get started trying to get them free to see if anyone else had an idea???
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I thought mine were stuck for good, but I pulled the release lever and just started violently trying to slide foreward and backward in the seat. At first I didn't think it was moving at all, but it must have been just a little, because it slowly started moving a little more and more and very quickly started moving the whole way.
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Liquid Wrench, PBBlaster, WD40, they are all your friends when the sliders start to jam up. First soak the sliders down, then make sure the release mechanism is completely releasing the teeth on both slides. Then use a large rubber mallot on the ends of the sliders (or, violently shake the seats as told above) to get them moving.

Sand and grunge (technical term...) can seem to weld them in place. just clean them up. There is nothing really complicated about them.
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Thanks guys...I have done the shaking and cussing thing but havent sprayed them yet.I didnt have to time to devote to it the other day.I bet I moved my zuk a foot in either direction!lol Those babys are stuck! I was putting my shoulder into it,lol.Ill get on them with some WD today...
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Just remember the teeth!
The lever is welded to one side of the teeth, there is a thin rod (wire) running to the other slide to release the other set of teeth. If the rod (wire) is jacked, snapped or missing then the other side does not know to release...
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Yeah,checked all the teeth and cable to make sure it was releasing.That appears to all be good but just wont budge,lol.Ill hose it down with WD and see how that goes...
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Just did mine. Took them out blasted WD40 in the tracks and in the tube for the lever. Soaked for an hour or so. Banged on the ends with rubber mallet. Got them moving good. Then cleaned with brake cleaner. Wipe down with acetone or thinner. Brush off the rust and grunge. Wipe down again. Spray a fresh coat of black paint. Put some grease on the tracks move back and forth to spread the grease and re-mount. Good as new.
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I got mine moving...I hosed them down yesterday while I was at work and after lunch I snatched them back and forth till them moved freely but I had thought about the brake cleaner.Im doing that job today when I get home them im going to start looking for some new/used seats!Not sure what im going to put in there???Thanks yall for all the info!
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Its only 4 bolts to take them out...if u do and get them loose and decide to paint them. Put grease liberally all over the track thru the lock slots. Do it before u paint it so that the paint does't lock them up after u have them clear and clean with the brake cleaner. Grease will be painted and can be wiped off easily. That's if u take them out.
While in they can be brake cleaned/lubed to break them loose. If they seem sticky again repeat often.
Take them out when u can tho.
Did mine both ways...like it better when out.
Put never seize in the 4 bolt holes to make next time better.
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thanks for the info....
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