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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:47 PM
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help with z3 seats will not move

Just installed Doug w. bushings and now the seat will not slide forward or back.

There is a slight movement but then no go.

The seat will move up and down no problem.

Is there some type of seat reset or ?

Any help would be great
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:34 AM
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Any one ?
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:28 AM
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possible that one of the worm-drive tracks is in backwards, so that they are turning in opposite directions?(and consequently, going nowhere)
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:51 PM
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NO chance of that. Did one track at a time.

Anyone else have any other ideas?
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:20 PM
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NO chance of that. Did one track at a time.

Anyone else have any other ideas?
motor is engaging? If not did you check fuse? I blew a fuse on mine when reconnected after fixing mine a few weeks ago.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:38 PM
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I'm assuming you sanded the bushings down? How snug were they installed in the carriers?
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:52 PM
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Yes I did sand them down but not enough. I found that they have to just about fall into the block. The factory rubber must of had alot of movement.

I have a happy customer now, (my 70 year old aunt) thanks for the help.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:43 PM
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You make sure everything is lined-up when putting those long screws in place and they were lithium greased?
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:34 PM
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what
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:05 AM
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I have you watch the you tube videos on this.

Here is the link,they are 3 parts video.

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John
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:16 AM
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The part 2 video shows where you should make the bushings are the a same position on the long screws and lithium grease the screws.

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