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#1 Old 09-19-2006, 11:56 AM
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Question power seat motor

Recently had the right-side "slide motor" fail on the driver's seat of my 2004 SL Touring, as diagnosed by Nissan dealer. Wondering if anyone else had experienced a similar failure. Symptom was that the seat would move forward or back only on the left track, and the right side of the seat remained stationary. This resulted in the seat becoming more and more crooked as the left side tried to move, until the left-side motor overloaded and stalled. This created problems because of the automatic feature that slides the seat back whenever the car is turned off and the key removed or the door opened. Whenever I removed the key from the ignition, I had to simultaneously reach down and stop the seat from moving with the switch on the side of the seat.
According to the dealer, both right and left side slide motors come in a single assembly [$575]. With labor this repair is $715 plus tax. My car is over 36K miles so it's out of warranty, but thankfully I have an extended warranty and have to pay only the deductible. I'm still not happy about it. You'd think that we ought to be able to manufacture an electric motor that won't fail in less than two years.
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PS to previous post: I didn't find anything in a forum search.
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Check the following website for the "seat clicking or rocking" TSB - it calls for replacing the seat lifter (aka motor) assembly - you might be able to invoke this at the dealer and get them to replace it for free.

www.nissanhelp.com

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Check the following website for the "seat clicking or rocking" TSB - it calls for replacing the seat lifter (aka motor) assembly - you might be able to invoke this at the dealer and get them to replace it for free.

www.nissanhelp.com
Thanks for the tip, Eric. The "slide" motor assembly is a different part from the "lifter" motor referenced in the TSB. There's also a "tilt" motor. Motors galore. I had been aware of the noise/rocking issue with the driver seat but had never experienced the problem.
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I don't recall other problems on this forrum as you indcated... I wouldn't be too made about it stuff breaks, even car seat motors.

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mikeyrider - I'm sorry you are having trouble with the driver side motor.

I know this is not going to answer your question, but I've turned that feature "off" in my MO. So it does not slide back when I turn off the engine and open the door. My philosophy is "prevention is better than cure".

I wonder though, how many other MO users have turned this feature off.
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I know this is not going to answer your question, but I've turned that feature "off" in my MO. So it does not slide back when I turn off the engine and open the door. My philosophy is "prevention is better than cure".

I wonder though, how many other MO users have turned this feature off.
Thanks for the tip--will do this when I get the car back--I'm fairly tall and the feature is pretty useless to me and is inconvenient to anyone in the back seat. Was a bit of a maze to find instructions on how to do this in the operator's manual.
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mikeyrider - I'm sorry you are having trouble with the driver side motor.

I know this is not going to answer your question, but I've turned that feature "off" in my MO. So it does not slide back when I turn off the engine and open the door. My philosophy is "prevention is better than cure".

I wonder though, how many other MO users have turned this feature off.
I did. With the same concerns.
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I did. With the same concerns.
Same here - one of the first settings I changed... I am also the only driver 99% of the time - so for me it is no added benefit...
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Driver's Seat Problem

Hi Guys,

First post from a newbie. I also have an '03SE driver's seat that will not move on the right side, same symptoms as in the earlier post. I took the drive motor off and found that the nylon/plastic gear attached to the right drive screw is stripped... same story at the dealer, they only show the whole mechanism, not any breakdown of parts.

Any ideas other than a junkyard to find the gear? $700 for a 50 cent gear is too much!

Thanks in advance,

Alex
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...found that the nylon/plastic gear attached to the right drive screw is stripped... same story at the dealer, they only show the whole mechanism, not any breakdown of parts.

Any ideas other than a junkyard to find the gear? $700 for a 50 cent gear is too much!
Suggest you try a supply house that deals in bearings, gear drives, electric motors, and the like. The counter guys in the supply houses are really good at running down stuff like that. Try your yellow pages under "bearings." The nylon gear might be a fairly standard item.
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for the speedy reply. After I get the gear off that will be my first stop.

Regards, Alex
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Sorry to bring this topic back up, but how did you guys disassemble the motor?
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