1998 Dodge Dakota Power driver's seat

Tiny
GADAKOTA
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  • 1998 DODGE DAKOTA
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
My driver's seat move forward and back maybe half an inch as I apply and release the brake. The seat motor works fine and it does not do this if the seat is all the way forward or all the way back.

Any advice is appreciated. John D
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Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 10:44 PM

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Tiny
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The motor runs, like most doors, it uses a mechanical or electrical means of cutting off power, when it's limit of necessity is reached, in boyh directions.
If you mean, it moves slightly back and forth because of the forces of inertia from stopping qand accelerating, tell me. If you have some specioal setup that has something called a seat brake, tell me.
I used to take the 4 bolts out that hold the whole seat in and remove it and lay it upside down on a clean cardboard, then using the switch and wires(jumpers necc. But not always) move ity to see what was wrong. It was usually the motor and driven strip or other gears. If you need help tell me. At most you will need to remove the seat f4rom underneath(seat uses studs and nuts). I think they were 13's 0r 15 mm. Deep. For stud type. Ok
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Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 11:34 AM
Tiny
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The movement is completely inertia related. It only occurs when I apply the brake and then goes back as I release the brake. There is not any kind of a seat brake with this model. The seat motor will move the seat all the way forward and will move it all the way to the rear. When the seat is as far forward as it will go or as far to the rear as it will go, it will not move at all as a result of braking or acceleration. When the seat is somewhere between fully extended either way, this movement forward and back occurs.

I appreciate your response.

John
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Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 3:22 PM
Tiny
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I think you are the one who has helped me understand it well. I appreciate your exact description.
You should still turn it over because, if the motor or seat adjuster track has a broken or replacement issue, it must come out and be turned over to replace anything. Not an electrical problem that I have ever seen or even heard of. There must be a mechanical lock on thr ends and an internal lock in the drive system. Which is not working. Tomorrow is Sunday, on monday I'll look it up. Till then be careful and have someone who can drive it, do so. I like it back, but not all the way.
I'll see if I can help you. I have not worked with many newer ones but thats how the older ones were checked, and serviced. With the seat removed. OK JOE
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Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 4:27 PM

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