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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-20-2017, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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Just some pics of the power seat track & motors

Chasing down the reason I don't have a working power seat for the passenger. I fixed the driver's as it appeared to be just "stuck".
Took the seat apart and the track out to get a better look. Spoiler Alert! Everything worked, so I suspect it's the toggle switches..

The motors are capped off with a plastic cap holding the lead brushes, which are in slots with springs, to keep them in constant contact against the commutator. The notched rounded end on the motor shaft need to be off the shaft and in their positions in the brush housing. KEEP AWARE THEIR ARE ALSO THIN WASHERS BEHIND THOSE NOTCHED PARTS AND BETWEEN THE MOTOR ASSEMBLY AND THE TRACK ASSEMBLY



The armature, frame and stator are all in that tube, the tube has the magnets in it..That little thin gold wire is the drive shaft of the motor to the frame the motor sits in. It's a very tightly wound steel spring.



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With the motors out you can put the driveshaft in a drill and put it in the track assembly, that will make any of the 3 functions move. My forward and back was fine, so either a bad motor or switch. You can turn them by hand too if they're clean enough.



The TRICKY part is putting it all back together. You have to push a brush back against its spring, then angle in the shaft of the motor. Then slide the housing down around it (keep in mind the magnet isn't in the center of the tube, it's offset, so the offset end is away from the commutator)

Better shot of the brushes. I cleaned mine with a rounded file..


THEN the fun begins, putting the motors back in their OEM position. The driveshaft ends are square, so if you align the slot in the motor to align with the driveshafts as they sit in the track assembly, then come in at an angle, always keeping the motor casings firmly against the brush housing you can get it back, then keep pressing it together while you hand tighten the long screws holding the whole assembly together.

I don't have any pics of the power seat switch, but it's actually quite cool and full of copper plates. I suspect mine isn't making a firm enough contact to cause the motor to engage.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-20-2017, 06:24 PM
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Heard the switches can also be the problem with the seats. Tried it with mine and didn't make much difference.

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Yeah, pints!
Well, I think I put two motors in the wrong slots, my forwards/backwards is reversed, and the front up down is reversed. I think I can either swap the motors (not hard, now that I know what to do) OR swap pin positions in the plug.

But the seat works! It was a bad switch all along. I went to the salvage yard and got two switches, both work.....

She's coming along!
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Great info. Thanks!!
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You can see the winding on the middle motor is different than the others... Easy fix, but I'm just too worn out to do it!
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You can see the winding on the middle motor is different than the others... Easy fix, but I'm just too worn out to do it!
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