Chevy

Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Chevy Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Chevy
This answer was rated:

2000 GMC: My drivers seat is stuck..thread bolt..split second

I have 2000 GMC Sierra...
I have 2000 GMC Sierra. My driver's seat is stuck in the full forward position and will not go back. The seat motor attempts to turn and you can actually feel the thread bolt on both sides attempt to turn for a split second but nothing more.

When you push the seat control to go forward ....the right side of the seat kind of grinds(gears spinning) but does move just a little forward...but only the right side...which makes the right side more forward than the left. So when you attempt to go back.. the right side does retreat back slightly to where it once was. But the whole seat is still fully forward.

Any help would be appreciated? I explored what it would take to take off the seat and it did not appear to be straight forward. So if I need to do that ...then i may need some advice on seat removal too.

Thanks,
dd
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Answered in 19 hours by:
3/21/2010
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 29,647
Experience: GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.
Verified

Welcome. First let me say that you will likely need to replace the seat riser which has the adjuster mechanism in it. As for taking it off, this could be the pain because of the location of the bolts.

Object Number: 363709  Size: SH

  • Disable the SIR by taking the battery off.
  • Move the seat to the full rearward position. Remove the front seat bolt cover (3), if equipped.This will be a pain and may require cutting the seat riser apart.
  • Remove the seat retaining rear bolts (1).
  • Move the seat to the full rearward position in order to remove the seat retaining front nuts (2).
  • Disconnect the electrical harness, if equipped.
  • Remove the seat from the vehicle.
  • Object Number: 378528  Size: SH

  • Remove the screws retaining the seat back release handle and the seat recliner handle and remove the handles.
  • Remove the remaining screws retaining the trim panel to the seat.
  • Remove the trim panel from the seat.
  • Object Number: 381493  Size: SH

  • Remove the outboard seat belt anchor nut. Pull the belt through the seat cushion.

  • Object Number: 378531  Size: SH

  • Remove the front nuts (2) on the underside of the seat cushion.

  • Object Number: 407184  Size: SH

  • Unsnap the lumbar cable (6) (disconnect the lumbar wire harness if equipped with power lumbar).

  • Object Number: 378531  Size: SH

  • Lift the seat cushion up off the rear plastic holders (1) on the underside of the seat cushion, and pull forward.
  • Ask Your Own Chevy Question
    Customer reply replied 7 years ago

    The second step which iyou mention is to ....

    Move the seat to the full rearward position.

     

    This step cannot be performed because ...the seat will not move rearward (backward)....which prevents getting to any bolts under the front seat.

     

    Also not sure I understand why I have to replace the seat riser....that part works...all other functions of the seat perform correctly except for the seat moving backwards.

    The seat riser is the part that the motor and adjuster is attached to. I also noted in there that you may have to cut the seat if you cannot get it back. There is a chance the small drive cable for the side that does not move may be out. have a look at that.
    Ask Your Own Chevy Question
    Customer reply replied 7 years ago
    OK...Where do you actually cut the seat?
    First please make sure the small cable is not off and stopping the belt from moving. Provided it is not the issue, then you simply need to cut it to get the bolts out. USe the passengers side to see where the bolts are. I have not had to so this before because this is not a common failure and the couple I have had were stuck in the rear position.
    GM Tech (Cam)
    GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician
    Category: Chevy
    Satisfied Customers: 29,647
    Experience: GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.
    Verified
    GM Tech (Cam) and 87 other Chevy Specialists are ready to help you
    Ask your own question now
    Ask GM Tech (Cam) Your Own Question
    GM Tech (Cam)
    GM Tech (Cam)
    GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician
    Category: Chevy
    Satisfied Customers: 29,647
    29,647 Satisfied Customers
    Experience: GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

    GM Tech (Cam) is online now

    A new question is answered every 9 seconds

    How JustAnswer works:

    • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
    • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
    • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

    JustAnswer in the News:

    Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
    JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
    Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
    ...leave nothing to chance.
    Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
    Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
    I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

    What Customers are Saying:

    I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money.

    Todd LRochester NY

    Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

    Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

    This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

    AlexLos Angeles, CA

    Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

    GPHesperia, CA

    I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

    JustinKernersville, NC

    Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

    EstherWoodstock, NY

    Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

    RobinElkton, Maryland

    < Previous | Next >

    Meet the Experts:

    GM Tech (Cam)

    GM Tech (Cam)

    Chevy Technician

    29,647 satisfied customers

    GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

    Gary

    Gary

    Chevy Technician

    9,357 satisfied customers

    15 years GM master tech

    Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

    Tim's Auto Repair

    mechanic

    8,866 satisfied customers

    Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

    Dave Nova

    Dave Nova

    Chevrolet Technician

    7,092 satisfied customers

    ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

    John

    John

    Master A.S.E Automotive technician

    4,071 satisfied customers

    A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician

    Don - Mo Lurch

    Don - Mo Lurch

    Auto Mech / Electronics

    2,918 satisfied customers

    Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

    Ron Z.

    Ron Z.

    - Chevy Tech -

    2,734 satisfied customers

    18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics

    < Previous | Next >

    Related Chevy Questions
    Our 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 is having issues with the
    Our 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 is having issues with the security light flashing the truck will turn over but shuts off right away. … read more
    AMEDEE
    AMEDEE
    AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
    Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
    9,105 satisfied customers
    Was helping me with my heater head unit being dark and I
    Roy was helping me with my heater head unit being dark and I wasn't checking the right wires for power between the two pin the 150 pin and the 50 and the 2 pin I have 14 volts going across all those p… read more
    roy
    roy
    Associate Degree
    3 satisfied customers
    Background: I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 (with plow)
    Background: I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 (with plow) used for on-property plowing that I'm letting a friend use on his property this winter. It doesn't see a lot of street/drive time - do some l… read more
    GM Tech (Cam)
    GM Tech (Cam)
    Chevy Technician
    29,647 satisfied customers
    I have a 2011 equinox it ran fine yesterday now today it
    Gary, I have a 2011 equinox it ran fine yesterday now today it will not start. It will turn over and try to fire but will not start unless you hold the gas to the floor. Once it starts it will run al … read more
    Gary
    Gary
    Chevy Technician
    Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
    9,357 satisfied customers
    No interior lights working or rear defrost. 03 impala. Fuses
    When the dash lights come on I intermittent the defrost will come on… read more
    AMEDEE
    AMEDEE
    AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
    Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
    9,105 satisfied customers
    20 amp fuse blows on cam sensor etc. seems the problem
    20 amp fuse blows on cam sensor etc. seems the problem happens on high moisture days. replaced the works still have problem. Not starting today fuse went a couple of days ago. … read more
    eurotec
    eurotec
    Vice President / Manager
    Associate Degree
    11 satisfied customers
    Got an error code p0341 and p0342 relating to the camshaft
    got an error code p0341 and p0342 relating to the camshaft position sensor. Been searching online for the right one but the ones that supposedly "fit" look nothing like the one presently on the vehicl… read more
    Jared D
    Jared D
    Shop Supervisor
    Bachelor\u0027s
    3 satisfied customers
    While trying to get to loose bolts on tilt column on my 1987
    while trying to get to loose bolts on tilt column on my 1987 Chevy Silverado pickup, the bolt in the pivot removal tool snapped off in pivot pin.. is there anyway to fix this other than getting a new … read more
    TIM MOHR
    TIM MOHR
    SHOP OWNER
    Master's Degree
    8,037 satisfied customers
    Cruise control won't set and I have replaced brake switch,
    cruise control won't set and I have replaced brake switch … read more
    Todd Audette
    Todd Audette
    Automotive Technician
    Vocational High School
    130 satisfied customers
    I try the unlearn key it still would not start than the
    I try the unlearn key it still would not start than the regular key locked it all down can,t get key back … read more
    eauto
    eauto
    self employed
    High School or GED
    74 satisfied customers
    2012 Chevy Malibu-Radio/clock not working. Also, no door
    2012 Chevy Malibu-Radio/clock not working. Also, no door chime, turn signal clicker, seat belt warning, etc. I check the radio fuse and it is fine. I am suspicious my car battery may be getting weak. … read more
    GM Tech (Cam)
    GM Tech (Cam)
    Chevy Technician
    29,647 satisfied customers
    Instrument tpanel light,tail lights not staying on. changed
    instrument tpanel light,tail lights not staying on. changed fuse [20 amp] several times in this 1997 chevy blazer lights stay on until I put car in gear and start rolling. I fear that the movement of … read more
    Todd Audette
    Todd Audette
    Automotive Technician
    Vocational High School
    130 satisfied customers
    Yesterday my 2002 trailblazer ls with 137245 miles started
    Yesterday my 2002 trailblazer ls with 137245 miles started running rough. I scanned and received code P0301. I know this is a misfire on #1. However, the "service engine soon light" what's flashing. H… read more
    Ron Z.
    Ron Z.
    - Chevy Tech -
    Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
    2,734 satisfied customers
    My 2005 silverado 3500 6.0 cranks but no spark. Knock
    Knock sensors cam and crankshaft sensor new battery new ignition cylinder … read more
    GM Tech (Cam)
    GM Tech (Cam)
    Chevy Technician
    29,647 satisfied customers
    When its started the rpms jump past 2000, it idles very
    when its started the rpms jump past 2000, it idles very rough, and the engine will not engage until it drops below 1000. it also stalls and dies during this. … read more
    eauto
    eauto
    self employed
    High School or GED
    74 satisfied customers
    I have a 2002 Tahoe with 136K on it. Over the past year,
    Hello - I have a 2002 Tahoe with 136K on it. Over the past year, after I fill the gas tank and drive it down the highway, if I come to a stop light or pull off the road, and stop and then start down t… read more
    AMEDEE
    AMEDEE
    AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
    Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
    9,105 satisfied customers
    What voltage is the 4 X 4 vacuum actuator solenoid VALVE for
    what voltage is the 4 X 4 vacuum actuator solenoid VALVE for a 2002 BLAZER … read more
    eurotec
    eurotec
    Vice President / Manager
    Associate Degree
    11 satisfied customers
    Im looking to wire led lights in the bed of my 17 colorado.
    im looking to wire led lights in the bed of my 17 colorado. i want to wireitto the cargo light, so when i turn the cargo light on the lights in the bed illuminate … read more
    don
    don
    fleet superintendent
    Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
    12 satisfied customers
    Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

    Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

    Show MoreShow Less

    Ask Your Question

    x