Seat track repair or replacement interchange

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  1. DonDDR

    DonDDR New Member

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    Wifey just got her first Mustang, a super clean 98. The power driver seat does not move very well with someone sitting in the seat, but operates ok when not sitting on it. Not sure its an easy fix, just better to replace wit a fine used one? Will all SN tracks fit or are there design changes over the years?

    Thanks.
     
  2. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    You need a 94-98 if you want direct replacement. They have aluminum rails that are known to break but can be fixed. Yours may be a motor issue.

    They can be found on ebay and are an easy swap. I keep a spare in my garage just in case mine goes.
     
  3. ttocs

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    I have one pm me if your interested.
     
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    SVTstang96 Well-Known Member

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    A- Is the seat sturdy when you sit in it?

    YES- GOOD! Seat track is good
    NO- BAD! Broken rail- welding or get a new one.

    B- How does the motor sound when being moved?

    STRUGGLE- Remove seat track, clean motor and parts, grease, good to go!
    SPINS QUICKLY- BAD! Shafts are broken or have fallen loose. Inspect and hopefully you can just put them back in and your good to go.
     
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    I'd be more inclined to think that's a motor issue. If it was the seat track it I'd imagine it wouldn't like moving regardless of load.
     
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    Years ago I had my the worm gear that moves it forward/back bind up on me. I took it out and cleaned it off with wd40 and then wiped that off and regreased it. Must have been 7-8 yrs ago, never had an issue after that. Not sure how it collected so much dust but it looked like the lent collection on a dryer....