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Dan, ASE Certified Technician
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The front passenger seat is stuck in a recline position. The

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the front passenger seat is stuck in a recline position. The motor only moves seat upward about 1/4 inch. 2008 Expedition EL limited
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: 142k auto transmission, My son laid it down and it will not return upright.
JA: Are you fixing your Expedition EL yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have mechanical experience and a retired bodyman. I have located the motor on the outer upper frame. at this point only inspected was looking to see if something was jammed in the gear.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It has power as the motor tries to move. All other seat functions work. Is there a bypass so we can get the seat upright and determine if it is a bad motor?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Dan replied 5 months ago.

You could try taking the outer cover off of the motor and turning the worm gear by hand to get the seat up.

Expert:  Dan replied 5 months ago.

You should be able to find a used seat at a local junk yard and then you can swap the parts from your seat to the new one. like the seat back and cushion. You may need some hog ring pliers to swap over the cushion.

Expert:  Dan replied 5 months ago.

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