Bulletin No.: 05-08-50-012A
Date: July 24, 2006
Unwanted/Loose Seat Movement (Apply Adhesive and Install New Bolts in Seat Mounting Rails)
2002-2006 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT
2003-2006 Cadillac ESV
1999-2007 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Models (Classic)
2000-2006 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe
2002-2006 Chevrolet Avalanche
1999-2007 GMC Sierra Pickup Models (Classic)
2000-2006 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL
2003-2006 HUMMER H2
with Power Driver Front Seat Power Adjuster (RPO AG1) and/or Passenger Seat Power Adjuster (RPO AG2)
This bulletin is being revised to add model years and additional Warranty Information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 05-08-50-012 (Section 08 - Body and Accessories).
Some customers may comment on unwanted seat movement in the front power bucket seat (driver or passenger) during fast acceleration or hard braking. A metal to metal clicking noise is often heard at seat "stops."
The threads of the two zinc nut retainers (one on each side of the seat adjuster) may creep over time, causing a loss of self-rolling screw clamp load and ultimately causes relative rail and vehicle seat motion.
Apply adhesive and install new bolts in seat mounting rails using the following procedure.
1. Remove the front seat and invert onto a flat surface covered with a clean, non-scratch material (soft cloth or similar). Refer to the applicable Seats sub-section in SI. Adjust so that the seat mounting rails are at 45 degrees.
2. Remove the upper M8 mounting bolt from one rail and discard. Leave the other bolt intact as this will hold the track in place while working. Wipe the bolt hole area with a clean rag.
Important: Only use the adhesive provided in the repair kit. Do not substitute with other adhesives.
3. Take one of the adhesive sachets and carefully cut the flag tip off the notched end spout in line with the notch.
4. While holding the sachet vertical, slowly dribble the adhesive into the edge of the bolt hole as shown, ensuring that the adhesive flows into the joint between the seat rail and the zinc block. DO NOT pour the adhesive down the center of the hole. The object is to let the adhesive "wick" between the zinc block and the seat rail in order to bond the two pieces together.
Important: If the bolt thread strips or the proper torque cannot be achieved, then the entire seat adjuster mechanism must be replaced.
5. Replace the previous bolt with a new M8 bolt (1) (included) and install using a "click torque wrench" preset to 9 N.m (79 lb in).
6. Remove the second M8 mounting bolt from the rail and discard.
7. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for the second bolt.
8. Repeat steps 2 through 6 for the opposite mounting rail.
9. Before installing the seat into the vehicle, verify that the seat will function correctly and does not make any unusual noises during forward and rearward travel motion.
10. Install the seat. Refer to the applicable Seats sub-section of SI.
11. While sitting in the seat, verify seat function and listen for any unusual noises.
The one i just posted as well as the other one i posted are both for the seat moving and are the only one's i have seen for the seat moving.Give me the link to that question you saw with the bulletin and i will ask them what bulletin was emailed and get it for you as well.
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 4:17 PM