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Old 08-17-2018, 06:57 PM
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Fixing the annoying seat "click" while driving

While just driving along, the seat will "click" or "clunk" unexpectedly. Tried moving the seat and seat back a little to see if would stop. Nope. So I had this problem a few years ago, and lubricating the mechanism and tracks fixed it. Here is what I did: lubricate any obvious gears with Permatex Super Lube grease. All pivot points I sprayed with Dupont Teflon Multi-Use aerosol spray lubricant. There are a lot of pivot points, so raise the seat, tilt the seat bottom back and forth, do the same with the seat back as well. Keep a rag handy to wipe up the excess. I'm sure other products will work fine, but these are what I had handy. Anyway, been a week and the "click" has been exorcised from the seat again. I am sure it is the seat pivot points that cause the "click". I suspect they get dry, and any subtle movement, even though the seat is stationary, causes the seat to move in a jerky, rather than smoothly.
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