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seat loose at pivot. Common issue?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ywen, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    ywen

    ywen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My driver seat has some play in its pivot. I'm able to rock the seat-back about 1" forward from my recline position. The passenger seat back is rock solid.

    Is this a common issue? If so, where is the looseness?
     
  2. Apr 5, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    crazyasu45

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    I started out with the exact same problem...soon you won't be able to recline your seat at all...if you find out how to fix it...let me know...I pulled my seat apart trying to figure out what the problem is but only ended up snaping a couple bolts...
     
  3. Apr 5, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    There is a spring mechanism behind the little plastic piece behind the recliner lever that gets stretched and then snaps and fails.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    the rockin movement I'm experiencing right now doesn't seem to be tied to a spring. I don't feel any tension.. it just feels like a the seat back is loosely attached to a bracket or something..
     
  5. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    mine is tight and i wont mention all the use/abuse it has seen. i have never heard of this problem b4
     
  6. Apr 6, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    There are 2 brackets on each side of the seat...one of the bolts is loose causing the play...if not fixed soon the the bolt will eventually work itself loose which will put stress on the other bolts and parts...
     
  7. Apr 6, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    Wreckless_71

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    My passenger side is loose at the pivot...
     
  8. Apr 6, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    Is there an exploded diagram of the seat internal?

    Are the brackets along the seat back or the seat bottom?
     
  9. Apr 6, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    crazyasu45

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    Yes...I'll try and locate it...I think i added to my favorites...
     
  10. Apr 6, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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  11. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    Thanks.. but from seeing the parts list I still don't know which parts you are talking about... It also doesn't seem to show the whole seat. Only the bottom seat assembly..
     
  12. Apr 7, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    Section Index 1440 the bracket between 3 & 5 and yes you are correct it doesnt show the whole seat assm...but its the only exploded parts view I could find on the net...There's one more bracket on each side above this...
     
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