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I sat down in my 2002 c5 vett when I hurd a odd noise..wiggle..chip…

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I sat down in my...
I sat down in my 2002 C5 vett when I hurd a odd noise then the seat felt like it lowered down into the floor, I got out and now I can wiggle the seat up and down. It's definitely broken in the bottom back area, is it off the track or is there something broken, I may pull the whole chair out and check it but before I do so just want to know if this happened to anybody else?

Also my wipper stay on, I changed the wipper motor and cleanned the utters out but they still stay on??? No clue what more I can do, I had to take the chip out before they scratch the glass.

Thanks Mark
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hello & Welcome to JA,

john :

This condition does happen from time to time,the seat frame will need to be replaced for this repair.I can send info ,if you would like to attempt it yourself.
Your wipers stay on because,most likely,there is an incorrect from the wiper switch.I can send info ror this repair also ,if you would like.
If you have more questions about these problems ,please do not hesitate to ask.

Customer:

Jeff that's what I thought also, the way these cars go they would have charged me a arm and a leg.

Customer:

Can I replace the switch myself? The frame I can takecare of myself, the switch will probly run 100 dollars if im not mistaken.

john :

Yes,I will send info ,be right back.

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Power Seat Switch Replacement

Removal Procedure


    Object Number: 71223  Size: SH
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  1. Remove the seat back recliner handle.
    1.1. With a suitable blunt ended tool inserted between the cushion and the handle push the handle retaining spring clip down.
    1.2. Pull the handle from the shaft.

    Object Number: 281995  Size: SH
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  2. Remove the screws attaching the seat side trim panel.
    Object Number: 333451  Size: SH
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  3. Rock the panel side to side working the barrel post clip (1) out of the seat frame.
  4. Reposition panel away from the seat.
    Object Number: 71221  Size: SH
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  5. Disconnect the switch harness.
  6. Remove the switch.

    Object Number: 281995  Size: SH
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  1. Install the switch to the side trim panel.
    Object Number: 333451  Size: SH
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  2. Install a new barrel clip (1) to the trim panel upper barrel post (2).
  3. Connect the switch harness.
    Object Number: 281995  Size: SH
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  4. Install the seat side trim panel.
    Push the barrel post with clip through the hole in the seat cover and into the seat frame.
    Install the front and rear trim panel attaching screws.

    Object Number: 376637  Size: SH
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  5. Install the seat back recliner handle.
    5.1. Position the handle retaining spring clip into the lock position.
    5.2. Snap the handle onto the reclining mechanism shaft.

Seat Cushion Frame Replacement


    Object Number: 71215  Size: SH
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  1. Remove the seat. Remove the buckle side of the seat belt from the seat frame.
    Object Number: 71223  Size: SH
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  2. Remove the recliner handle.
    3.1. With a suitable blunt ended tool inserted between the seat cushion and the handle push the handle retaining spring clip down.
    3.2. Pull the handle from the shaft.

    Object Number: 71221  Size: SH
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  3. Remove the side trim panel (Power Seat). Object Number: 172298  Size: SH
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  4. Remove the hog rings from the rear flap of the seat cushion cover.
    Object Number: 172293  Size: SH
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  5. Raise the flap.
  6. Unfasten the draw string.
  7. Remove the hogrings attaching the rear corners of the seat cushion cover.
  8. Remove the cover and foam pad.
  9. Remove the seat module from the seat wires (Base Power Seat).
    Object Number: 339492  Size: SH
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  10. Remove the lumbar pump and module and pull them up through the seat frame and lay them aside still attached to the seat back (Sport Seat).
  11. Remove the memory module from the seat wires (Optional Sport Seat).
  12. Mark the seat back actuators to identify the right side from the left side.
  13. Note the routing of the recliner mechanism cables.
  14. Position the seat back full up to remove the tension from the actuator springs.
  15. Remove the forward pins from the seat back actuators.
    Object Number: 71219  Size: SH
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  16. Remove the hinge bolts.
  17. Remove the seat back.
  18. Reposition the actuators underneath the seat frame springs.
    Object Number: 71217  Size: SH
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  19. Remove the seat cushion frame from the seat adjuster.
  20. Remove the recliner mechanism from the seat cushion frame.
    Object Number: 281999  Size: SH
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  21. Remove the wire assembly from the seat cushion frame (if replacing or transferring the wire assembly).
    22.1. Insert a screwdriver between the tension spring coils and pull toward the wires unhook the tension spring from the wire assembly.
    22.2. Unhook the wire assembly from the front of the seat cushion frame.


    Object Number: 71217  Size: SH
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  1. Install the springs and wires to the seat cushion frame.
    1.1. Center the wire assembly to the front of the seat cushion frame.
    1.2. Hook the tension springs into the rear of the seat frame.
    1.3. Insert a screwdriver between the tension spring coils, stretch the spring to hook the spring to the wire assembly.

    Object Number: 171527  Size: SH
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  2. Install the recliner mechanism to the seat frame.
    Object Number: 71217  Size: SH
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  3. Install the seat adjuster to the seat cushion frame.
  4. Loop and route the reclining mechanism cables under the seat cushion frame springs.

    Position the actuators with the arrow on the hinge end of the actuator pointing forward and with the release cable clip opening pointed downward.

  5. Insert the forward ends of the actuators into the actuator brackets.
    Object Number: 71219  Size: SH
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  6. Install the seat back and the actuator to the seat cushion frame with the hinge bolts.
  7. Apply LoctiteTM 271 to the hinge bolt threads.

    Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

  8. Install the hinge bolt nuts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the hinge bolt nuts to 24 N·m (18 lb ft).

  9. Install the pins to the forward ends of the actuators.
    Object Number: 339492  Size: SH
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  10. Install the seat module (Base Power Seat).
  11. Install the lumbar pump and module (Sport Seat).
  12. Install the memory module (Optional Sport Seat).
    Object Number: 172296  Size: SH
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  13. Position the trim cover over the seat cushion foam pad.
  14. Install the cover and foam pad to the seat cushion frame.
  15. Tighten the draw string at the rear of the seat cushion and securely tie the draw string.
  16. Install the hogrings attaching the rear side corners of the seat cushion trim cover.
    Object Number: 172298  Size: SH
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  17. Install the hogrings attaching the rear center flap.
    Object Number: 71221  Size: SH
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  18. Install the side trim panel (Power Seat). Object Number: 376637  Size: SH
    Click here for detailed picture of above image.
  19. Install the recliner handle.
    19.1. Position the handle retaining spring clip into the lock position.
    19.2. Snap the handle onto the reclining mechanism shaft.

    Object Number: 71215  Size: SH
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  20. Install the buckle side of the seat belt to the seat frame.

    Tighten
    Tighten the seat belt buckle side mounting nut to 50 N·m (37 lb ft).

  21. Install the seat. .


Edited by john on 6/29/2010 at 5:54 PM EST
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

John how about the wiper switch? Can I replace that myself and also could it be the computer instead of the switch?

 

Chevy Mechanic: John, Master A.S.E Automotive technician replied 8 years ago

No,you can do it ,I will send info.

 

Windshield Wiper and Washer Switch Replacement


    Object Number: 73209  Size: SH
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  1. Remove the tilt wheel lever (4). Remove the driver knee bolster trim panel. Separate and remove the upper (1) and lower (3) steering column covers.
    Object Number: 70097  Size: SH
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  2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the wiring harness.
  3. Release the upper and lower retaining clips and slide the wiper/washer switch from the steering column lock module.


    Object Number: 70097  Size: SH
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  1. Slide the wiper/washer switch into the steering column lock module until the upper and lower retaining clips snap into place.
  2. Connect the electrical connector into the wiring harness.
    Object Number: 73209  Size: SH
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  3. Install the upper (1) and lower (3) steering column covers.
  4. Install the tilt wheel lever (4). Install the driver knee bolster trim panel.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Could the problem also come form the computer or do you think this may be the definite problem, I know it's hard say because you can't see the vehicle but what do you think?
Chevy Mechanic: John, Master A.S.E Automotive technician replied 8 years ago

Use a scan tool to view the input signals to determine this.

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
John thanks I will do just that.
Chevy Mechanic: John, Master A.S.E Automotive technician replied 8 years ago
OK,you have a good day.
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