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Greg00Coupe
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posted 09-14-2000 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greg00Coupe   Click Here to Email Greg00Coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok my 2000 is developing the dreaded rocking seat problem. I know the part number and several dealers I talked to are clueless. Has anyone attempted to fix this problem themselves??? I'm a shadetree mechanic and I guarantee I can take anything apart, and that's 1/2 the solution is it not?!

Might not be a bad winter project...

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99 Torch Coupe
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posted 09-15-2000 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 99 Torch Coupe   Click Here to Email 99 Torch Coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They supposedly have a new seat track that fixes it. I had it done by the dealer two months ago and no reoccurring problems YET .

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tracy
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posted 09-15-2000 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tracy   Click Here to Email tracy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
99 Torch--

Can you elaborate on just exactly what your dealer did, how you convinced them to change the seat track, the PN for that track assy, etc, etc. etc.?

Greg00--

I took a very close look at the sloppy worm gear drive that "allows" the rocking. It's similar to that faulty jackshaft on the Boeing 737s that have been in the news lately (Air Alaska crash) Unless you have a lathe and can turn your own worm gear and traveling "nut", it's not fixable for even us highly skilled shadetree guys. Believe me, if there was any way of avoiding the dreaded dealer (see note to 99 Torch above)I would!!! Imagine going in and whining to the service rep that your seat rocks. You KNOW he'll say it's 'normal'.

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Bill Dearborn
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posted 09-15-2000 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Dearborn   Click Here to Email Bill Dearborn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That wasn't a 737 it was a DC9.
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Rhys
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posted 09-15-2000 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rhys   Click Here to Email Rhys     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't seem to find the thread on the part number to get replaced for the rocking seat base problem. ANYONE?

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kewlbrz
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posted 09-16-2000 01:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kewlbrz   Click Here to Email kewlbrz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the rocking seat problem is related to the screw bolt that moves the sear forward and backward. There is to much slack between the threads or something.

Are all C5 vette seats electrically controlled for forward and backward movement?

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Rhys
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posted 09-16-2000 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rhys   Click Here to Email Rhys     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have the part number to get this fixed? I know someone posted it a while back.

Kewlbrz, yes I think all vettes have power seats. I think I heard this is more (or only) a problem with the memory package? Fell free to correct me if this is wrong.

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Greg00Coupe
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posted 09-16-2000 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greg00Coupe   Click Here to Email Greg00Coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
part number is 12455533which replaces 12455495. This is supose to be the fix.

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Rhys
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posted 09-16-2000 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rhys   Click Here to Email Rhys     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Greg00Coupe:
part number is 12455533which replaces 12455495. This is supose to be the fix.



Thank you Thank you.

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chuckster
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posted 09-27-2000 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chuckster   Click Here to Email chuckster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Should all the dealers know about this part number change? Is there a TSB on it??


quote:
Originally posted by Greg00Coupe:
part number is 12455533which replaces 12455495. This is supose to be the fix.


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89llama
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posted 09-27-2000 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 89llama   Click Here to Email 89llama     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not sure how accurate they are, but GM Parts Direct (www.gmpartsdirect.com) says the opposite: 12455533 was replaced by 12455495.

Given the price for this part ($400 a pop at gmpartsdirect, plus an ungodly $56 S&H!), I'd be interested in knowing if there is a TSB for this too.

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Gabe98
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posted 09-27-2000 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gabe98   Click Here to Email Gabe98     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have my '98 convertible in the shop right now for this and a couple of other warranty issues. Dealer wouldn't fix this last time as TAN said there was no permanent fix available. Gave dealer's Tech the part numbers for the replacement track. Hope they do it this time as my warranty is up next month. Will advise outcome today or tomorrow.

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Rhys
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posted 09-27-2000 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rhys   Click Here to Email Rhys     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 89llama:
Not sure how accurate they are, but GM Parts Direct (www.gmpartsdirect.com) says the opposite: 12455533 was replaced by 12455495.



Dammit, I am scheduled to have this done tommorrow. Can anyone confirm?

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dinosaur
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posted 09-27-2000 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dinosaur   Click Here to Email dinosaur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just at the dealer and fwiw, the first post seems to be right. They`re ordering the part and are supposed to call me when it`s in. They just asked if the car was warranteed, didn`t even look at it. I hope it`s right.

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Rhys
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posted 09-27-2000 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rhys   Click Here to Email Rhys     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I will let you know tomorrow I guess.

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Walt Boeninger
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posted 09-27-2000 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Walt Boeninger   Click Here to Email Walt Boeninger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
>]Originally posted by Bill Dearborn:
[B]That wasn't a 737 it was a DC9.

MD80 ?


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Gabe98
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posted 09-28-2000 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gabe98   Click Here to Email Gabe98     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dealer called yesterday to advise they had ordered the new seat track for overnight delivery. Not sure which number they ordered but am hopefull it is the correct one. Will advise further if car finished today.

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Gabe98
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posted 09-29-2000 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gabe98   Click Here to Email Gabe98     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the looks of the service order, dealer ordered part #12455535 for my seat track (Adjuster). The difference in the part number may be due to the fact that I do not have the memory option, and there are different part numbers for adjusters with memory option and without that option. In any event, the fix does work - NO MORE SEAT MOVEMENT DURING ACCELERATING / DECELERATING.

Did notice that service order made reference to "PI A001202", which according to my tech means 'preliminary information - drivers seat movement back and forth'.

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Gabe98
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posted 09-29-2000 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gabe98   Click Here to Email Gabe98     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Rhys
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posted 09-29-2000 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rhys   Click Here to Email Rhys     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, mine was replaced with 12455495.

No rocking here now. (Memory option). The difference in the two is supposed to be that the worm gear is made out of a much harder plastic now. The techs took a look to compare them.

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posted 09-30-2000 02:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FrozenTexan   Click Here to Email FrozenTexan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Walt Boeninger:
>]Originally posted by Bill Dearborn:
[B]That wasn't a 737 it was a DC9.

MD80 ?


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