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Last week I drove my wifes truck and she said the drivers seat wouldn't power forward when I was done. I am 6'3" and she is 5'5". She said she had to pull on the seat to make it move forward then it would work.
Because of the weather I had to drive it again today, and now the drivers seat won't slide forward at all. She was sitting in it and I was in the back seat pushing and could not get it to move forward.
Anyone have a similiar problem and how did u fix it?
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Will the seat move in some directions but not others? (Up, down, forward, back, tilt). Most common thing I've seen on these is the seat switch itself. Very easy to change.

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Will the seat move in some directions but not others? (Up, down, forward, back, tilt). Most common thing I've seen on these is the seat switch itself. Very easy to change.
Yes it appears to move in all other directions except forward.
The wife got it to move forward a little today but she said the switch feels loose.

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This is an easy fix. The mfr of the switch made the slots in the outer casing too short. You need to remove the switch. First remove all the screws in the plastic on the side of the seat. 2 screws in front, 2 on top, 2 on back. Remove switch from the plastic cover. 2 screws. Take the switch completely apart.Do not try this with the switch assembled. You will break it. Lengthen the 2 slots in the black switch casing for the forward/backward pins. You need to do the right and left side of both slots. Reassemble switch and it will work better than it did when it was new.
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