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Old 04-22-2013, 09:00 PM   #1
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Rocking seat

Is there a fix for a rocking drivers seat.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:21 AM   #2
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Re: Rocking seat

Check the studs welded on the floor panel that the seat frame bolts to. When I bought my car new, I shimmed the seat by putting washers under the seat frames. The washers caused the floor to crack around the studs where they were welded. I had to put new bolts through the floor sheet metal.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:20 PM   #3
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Check the studs welded on the floor panel that the seat frame bolts to. When I bought my car new, I shimmed the seat by putting washers under the seat frames. The washers caused the floor to crack around the studs where they were welded. I had to put new bolts through the floor sheet metal.
Thank Injuneer, I'll look at that but I think the problem is in the seat rail itself. I know that C5 Corvettes have had a similar problem and they had to be fixed with adding nylon bushings.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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Re: Rocking seat

Having the same issue floor bolts tight but get a slight pivot rocking going on feels like the inner framing of the seat is coming loose if that makes sense
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Old 05-14-2016, 03:55 PM   #5
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Re: Rocking seat

Did this ever get solved? I had the rocking driver's seat issue and decided to tear it apart until I found the problem.

I found the problem.

The rails that slide the seat forwards and backwards have white nylon spacer blocks in them. they are molded rectangular parts, NOT washers like on the C5 Corvette.

Needless to say, they have begun to disintegrate. The initial give-away was after removing the seat there was ground up broken white plastic bits on the carpet.

To fix the issue I'm going to need to replace these parts, and it's not going to be as simple as going to the hardware store like it was the C5.

Now the million dollar question.... Where can I get them?

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Old 05-14-2016, 09:05 PM   #6
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Re: Rocking seat

The OEM nylon slides are made from unobtainium.

I found a set of kitchen drawer and cabinet child-locks that have nice nylon parts and used them to make a set of slides.




I used a grinder, sandpaper and a dremel to shape them.


These next two pictures show them installed onto the rail.




Here you can see the new slides between the installed rail and track.




Taking the seat track apart to this degree was challenging. Removing the rail from the track requires a vice, hammer and large punch to bend the stops flat.

Putting it back together was more challenging yet. The bleeding on my hands has stopped, and no more rocking seat!

Good luck!
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:08 PM   #7
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Re: Rocking seat

This is wonderful.Great post.Finally a solution.
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