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Experience:  Automotive Technician at Hendrick Chevrolet
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Trying to replace power seat recliner motor. Don't know how

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trying to replace power seat recliner motor. Don't know how to remove it from the seat pivot rod. Can you advise?
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: 295,000 km. Automatic.
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 2008 avalanche 5.3 flex fuel
JA: Are you fixing your Avalanche yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: have removed seat and covers. just trying to get out the seat recliner motor
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: switch seemed to be conducting. other seat functions are ok. so i am down to suspecting the motor, although I havent put power directly to the motor to test it. thought I'd remove it first.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Jake Cheek replied 11 months ago.

Hi my name is***** to JustAnswer. Let me look up the procedure for the seat recliner motor.

Expert:  Jake Cheek replied 11 months ago.

The seat motor is unfortunately serviced as an assembly. The seat back will need to be replaced. I can look up the seat back removal procedures if that will help?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I can replace the motor if I remove it correct? Or do I need to remove the whole seat back from the seat bottom?
Expert:  Jake Cheek replied 11 months ago.

From GM there is no replacement motor, only the seat back assembly. I can not say if an aftermarket company has made a replacement though.

Expert:  Jake Cheek replied 11 months ago.

Here is a diagram of the bolts to remove the seat back. There should be a connector as well after you get the cover and cushion off. Sorry, I wish I had better news!

Expert:  Jake Cheek replied 11 months ago.

If you have any other questions please let me know. I will be here.