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Driver’s Seat Rocks Service Manual '06 Element 2/4WD


Download SYMPTOM The driver’s seat rocks back and forth during normal driving. PROBABLE CAUSE There are worn bushings in the height adjustment mechanism. REPAIR PROCEDURE 1. Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio, then write down the frequencies for the preset buttons. 2. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery, and wait at least 3 minutes before beginning work. 3. Remove the driver’s seat from the vehicle. 4. Place the seat on a workbench covered with shop towels. 5. Pull off the recline handle. 6. Pry the center cap from the height knob with a flattip screwdriver. Remove the C-clip, and pull off the knob. 7. Remove the recline cover (one screw, three clips, and two hooks). 8. Remove and discard the three nuts. Remove and retain the washers from the outboard front link and from the seat track. Remove and discard the three bushings. 9. Install the three new bushings and the outboard front link. 10. Use brake cleaner to remove grease from any threads before installing the nuts. Install the original washers and new nuts. 11. Remove the center cover (three clips and two hooks) from the inboard seat track. Then remove the seat belt buckle (center anchor bolt, collar, spring washer, and toothed lock washer).