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Old 07-08-2011, 09:30 PM
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The seats in my 08 4x4 won't recline. I pulled the tops off today and can't see any visible problem, but I didn't have anything to compare it to at the time. The handle on the side of the seat doesn't seem to move as far as it should on either seat either. I'm thinking I might have to find a wrecked truck down here and take the seat backs, but I'd rather not have to do that.
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Have you tried pushing them forward while lifting on the handles? Have they ever moved since you've owned the truck?
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Try moving the seat forward, try the recline latch (you pull it forward) and see if it wasn't bound up a bit.
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I've only owned the truck since Monday and they have never moved.
I'll try both suggestions tomorrow and see what happens
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Good luck. Let us know how it goes!
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I tried moving the seat back forward and moving the handle but nothing happened. My neighbor has the same truck, so I might take a look at his to see how everything works and compare it with mine.
I already told him I that I want to strip his truck if anything happens to it.
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check and make sure there isn't money change stuck in it.
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The problem seems to be somewhere in the seat back. When I had them off yesterday the handle on the side of seat moved fine once the bar was disconnected from the back. I grabbed the piece that the bar connects to (it goes from the outboard rotator to the inboard rotator) and tried to move it with vise grips and the movement was limited. There are two tensioner bars that are just above the main bar and I think they might need something to connect them.
When I remove the seat backs again I'll get pics in case someone has a set of seats out of the truck and they can compare the bar placement.
I think the seats were reskinned and the upholstery guy might have done something to the bars
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