Third row seats?

Tiny
TIM@TIMRITTAL.COM
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  • 2016 FORD EXPLORER
  • 4WD
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  • 22,000 MILES
I have no use for third row seats. Can I remove them? Do I need to install the cross brace as found on police versions?
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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 AT 7:22 AM

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Tiny
KEN L
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Yes you can remove them as far as the brace goes I have not seen one, but I believe it would have something to do with helping the structural integrity of the car something you might not need.

Below are some diagrams I found that can you you get the job done.

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 AT 3:53 PM
Tiny
ABRIGO ANTHONY
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  • 2013 FORD EXPLORER
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  • 6 CYL
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  • 92,000 MILES
Does anybody know how to remove the third row seats in the vehicle listed above? I need to put down sound deadner and have no Idea how to go about doing this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 12:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros.

Here are the directions for seat removal. The attached pictures correlate with these directions.

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Seat

Exploded View

NOTE: Manual seat shown, power similar.

See picture 1

see picture 2

Removal

1. Remove the LH and RH quarter trim panels. REFER to Trim Panel, Quarter Trim Panel - Without Inflatable Safety Belts or REFER to Trim Panel, Quarter Trim Panel - With Inflatable Safety Belts.

2. Connect the third row power fold seat control switch, if equipped.

3. NOTE: If equipped with inoperative power seat, Refer to Manual Override of Inoperative Power Seat- 3rd Row See: Seats > Procedures > Manual Override of Inoperative Power Seat - 3rd Row.
Position both seats to the load floor position.

4. NOTICE: If equipped with a power seat, do not lift the load floor flapper panels too far or damage to the wire harness retainers will occur.

Separate the 2 load floor supports (1 shown).
- Push the load floor support rearward and slightly lift the load floor to disengage.

See picture 3

5. If equipped, disconnect the electrical connector and detach the wire harness retainers.

See picture 4

6. Detach the 2 wire harness retainers on the RH side.

See picture 5

7. Remove the four mounting bracket-to-floor bolts and remove the third row seat.

Installation

1. Install the third row seat and the 4 mounting bracket-to-floor bolts.
- Tighten to 80 Nm (59 lb-ft).

2. If equipped, connect the electrical connector and attach the wire harness retainers.

3. Attach the 2 load floor supports.

4. If equipped, disconnect the third row power fold seat control switch.

5. Install the LH and RH quarter trim panels. Refer to Trim Panel, Quarter Trim Panel - Without Inflatable Safety Belts or refer Trim Panel, Quarter Trim Panel - With Inflatable Safety Belts.

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Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 12:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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2006 Ford Explorer

The rear power folding passerger seat is locked in the down position. The switch for the seat is working. The motor for the seat turns in both directions but the threaded rod does not turn. Any ideas on how to repair?
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 12:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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You need to remove the motor and take it apart. CHances are the gear inside that turns the worm screw is stripped or broken.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 12:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KWFORD
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Thanks for the suggestion. I attempted just that. There is one pin that holds the motor in place in the seat frame that I removed. I then expected the motor to drop down, slide off the end of the threaded rod to be able to remove the motor. No such luck however. The motor in encased in metal supports that are rivited to the framework of the power seats. It looks like I would have to remove the entire rear power folding seat assembly to get in a position to drill out the rivets to remove the motor. Any ideas you have to avoid all that would be appreciated?
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