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If this is an electric recline that will not move up or down if you can hear a click or hum noise but no movement this can be an issue mechanically with the recliner itself.I have seen some of these fail before mechanically needing replaced.The seat recliner some times comes as a complete seat track assembly.If this is not the case here or it is acting up differently let me know and we can continue here.
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In some cases you can remove the recliner motor and move it by hand as long as the recliner and any gears are not damaged or bound up.Does it make any noise at all when trying to recline it back up at all?
O.k.,see if you can access the seat recliner motor as shown as #9 below on the passenger seat and tap on it or give it a smack and see if it then works.If it does then you can move the seat up and at some point this motor needs replaced.In some cases the motor can just stick and tapping on it will free it up.If this does not work let me know.
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The only other way I know of is to try and remove this recliner motor then see if you can move the seat by hand.If it does not move then the recliner mechanism is at fault in the seat frame and the frame most likely needs replaced.If it does move then try and reinstall the recliner motor after you move the seat to the position you want it in.