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lucas318 08-02-2010 11:09 AM

SEATS, not staying locked in place
i can not get my seats to stop folding forward, when i got them the seat rails had rusted to the point the seat would not slide and the seat would not stop folding forward.

i took off the seats, oiled and greased the rails and got that to work perfectly, but i can not figure out how to fix the problem with the seats wanting to fold, i really dont want to kiss my steering wheel every time i hit my brakes.

does anyone know how fix this problem? or do i have to buy all new seats? both seats are doing this.


txhemi 08-02-2010 11:48 AM

That doesn't sound like a fun problem. I would suggest replacing the seats, but I don't know anything about the innards of the seats.

lucas318 08-02-2010 03:40 PM

damn, i was just hoping i would just have to replace the leather on the whole damn seat.

CajunDodge 08-02-2010 03:51 PM

I agree, that is not a problem you want to have, but hang in there man, I'm not sure if you would have to replace the whole seat or the mechanism. Someone should be along soon who has an idea.

- Cajun

RootBeer 08-02-2010 04:07 PM

there should be a locking mechanism that you release to fold them forward when you want to. it sounds like it's not engaging fully.

lucas318 08-03-2010 08:04 AM

yeah i get that, ive just never tore one apart to see whats up, but its all riveted together so i dont think theres away to fix them. but i could be wrong.

lucas318 08-05-2010 08:53 AM

well i contacted Dodge parts they told me recliner part can be replaced, for 167 bucks!, but they only that the right side, the left side has been discontinued, the left side, driver side is more important, but for that price i can get all new seats off ebay.

Toms Blue Ram 1500 08-05-2010 01:44 PM

That sucks . It looks like it's time for new seats !

lucas318 08-05-2010 05:24 PM

yeah i know, all i can seem to find on ebay are newer seat, like 02 or newer, which look to have a different seat rails and mounting to floor, so....

Does anyone know if i can take new model seat off the their rails and put the on my old rails?

hunTer06 08-09-2010 09:41 PM

I have the oppisite passenger seat is locked straight up. Wont recline at all LOL

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