Interior - Front Seat Clicking/Squeaking/Creaking Noises NUMBER: 23-011-09
DATE: April 17, 2009
Creaking, Clicking Or Squeak Sound From Seat
This bulletin involves applying lube to the rear cross tube for front seats equipped with manual seat tracks.
2009 (DS) 1500 Ram Pickup
:This bulletin applies to vehicles with sales codes (JP8 or JRT) and built before March 13, 2009 (MDH 0313XX).
The seats may make a squeak, clicking or creak sound when:
i.Stopping and accelerating
ii.Driving around corners
iii.Adjusting the seat
This may be more noticeable at colder ambient temperatures.
If the customer describes this condition, perform the Repair Procedure.
: One can of lubricant can treat more than 10 vehicles.
1.Open passenger door.
2.Slide passenger seat to full forward position.
3.Disengage the 2 plastic J retainers underneath the rear of the seat from the support wire on the seat frame.(Fig. 1).
4.Disengage the plastic J retainer from the back-retainer is sewn into the cover and is a two piece plastic retainer (Fig. 2).
5.Protect floor and surrounding areas from excess lube.
6.Lift the lower section of the seat cover and move aside the foam covering the cross tube to metal bracket joint.
a.Spray lube (Sprayon S00202 11 oz. Moly Chain Lube and or equivalent) around the entire cross tube to bracket joint as shown in (Fig. 3).
b.Repeat for same joint on other side of seat.
7.Grasp the upper back of the seat being repaired and move side-to-side. If 'subject' noise is still present, repeat
8.Using a marker draw an X on the cross tube part label to acknowledge the seat has been lubricated (Fig. 4).
9.Reattach the two piece black J retainer.
10.Reattach the 2 white plastic J retainers.
11.Repeat Step # 1 through Step # 10 for the driver seat, if also equipped with manual seat.
Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.