Power seat not moving

Tiny
JCLARK0622
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  • 2003 FORD EXPEDITION
I have a 2003 Ford Expedition. The driver side power seat will not move back or forth but will move up or down. I do hear a clicking noise when I try to move it back or forth what could this be?
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Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 AT 8:56 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Have you checked the switch to see if power is present both in and out?
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Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 AT 10:25 PM
Tiny
JCLARK0622
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How do you check that?
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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 AT 8:00 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Remove the switch. Behind it will be wiring. One of the wires should be hot all the time. With a test light, check if power goes out the other wires when you place the switch in different positions.
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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 AT 10:43 PM
Tiny
JCLARK0622
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Thanks I will try that
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Friday, July 23rd, 2010 AT 8:09 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Saturday, July 24th, 2010 AT 12:33 AM
Tiny
DOLPHINRICH
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  • 2001 FORD EXPEDITION
  • V8
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My drivers side power seat will no longer move forward or backward. It is currently stuck at the midway position, which is very uncomfortable.

Is there a manual way of moving the seat backward? I was hoping there may be some sort of latch, that allows it to move freely, instead of by the motor.

Please let me know. Thank you in advance.
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Hello,

It sounds like you have a switch for the seat that is out. But to be sure here is the wiring diagram and a guide to confirm the problem. Also make sure the fuse is good.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/seat-position-switch-replacement

Please run down this guide and report back

Cheers
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DOLPHINRICH
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The fuse is good so I used the guide you gave me and found the switch was bad once replaced the seat started moving again.

The switch cost me $35.22 FYI
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JASON040613
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2009 Ford Expedition the seat won t move forward or back on the driver side. Neither will the pedals move like they use to.
Tried looking for wires that may associate itself to the proper color wires that show in different schematics but with no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JOETECHPRO
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Hey JASON040613,

Please can you enter your fault in a new thread?

Follow the link below and input you vehicle details and fault condition in as much detail as you can.

Please post your new question here, you must be logged in:

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/new

We will get to it as soon as we can.

Regards, Joe
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KEITH LEWIS
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My power seat is stuck, the switch works and you hear the motor but it's making a skipping sound and doesn't move. How can I move it manually?
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 AT 10:29 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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You can't move it manually, it sounds like the drive gear for the seat track is stripped or the motor drive gear is missing its teeth. Here is how you can fix it in the diagrams below. Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what happens.
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 AT 10:40 AM

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