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Old 13 Apr 2005, 08:00 am   #1 (permalink)
Eric
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Hi,

Anybody out there know how to fix the problem with a "rocking chair" on
the driver's side? Every corner i take, i feel an annoying sideway
movement in my chair.

In a TSB list i found this: "BO005-98 MAR 98 Seats - Rocking Motion on
Driver's Side"

But i dont know what the fix to this problem is. Is there something i
can do myself, tightening the seat tracks or something like that?
What would be the costs of replacing the seat tracks?

Thanks in advance,

Eric,
The Netherlands
1996 (model 1997) Camry V6 Auto
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Old 13 Apr 2005, 11:59 am   #2 (permalink)
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On many Toyota's routine maintennce includes tightening certain bolts under
the car including the bolts which fasten the seats. Unfortunately, I've
never seen a dealer do it and when I ask about it their fascial expression
looks like a deer in headlights.


"Eric" <plintladder@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Anybody out there know how to fix the problem with a "rocking chair" on
> the driver's side? Every corner i take, i feel an annoying sideway
> movement in my chair.
>
> In a TSB list i found this: "BO005-98 MAR 98 Seats - Rocking Motion on
> Driver's Side"
>
> But i dont know what the fix to this problem is. Is there something i can
> do myself, tightening the seat tracks or something like that?
> What would be the costs of replacing the seat tracks?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Eric,
> The Netherlands
> 1996 (model 1997) Camry V6 Auto



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Old 14 Apr 2005, 07:11 am   #3 (permalink)
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Eric, 4/13/2005, 9:00:29 AM, <54mdnTp0xpFvisDfRVnysg@infopact.nl> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Anybody out there know how to fix the problem with a "rocking chair"
> on the driver's side? Every corner i take, i feel an annoying sideway
> movement in my chair.
>
> In a TSB list i found this: "BO005-98 MAR 98 Seats - Rocking Motion
> on Driver's Side"
>
> But i dont know what the fix to this problem is. Is there something i
> can do myself, tightening the seat tracks or something like that?
> What would be the costs of replacing the seat tracks?
>


When I bought my 97 used from the dealer, I noticed the driver's seat
rocking also. I insisted they fix that before I bought it and they
replaced the rails. I don't know what it cost but I assume if it could
be repaired they would have done that rather than replace.

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Old 14 Apr 2005, 05:23 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On 13-Apr-2005, Eric <plintladder@hotmail.com> wrote:

> But i dont know what the fix to this problem is. Is there something i
> can do myself, tightening the seat tracks or something like that?
> What would be the costs of replacing the seat tracks?


The TSB involves replacing the seat rails, and I think its an absolute pain
in the ass to do. I don't know the price off the top of my head, but Im
pretty sure they're not cheap.
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Old 14 Apr 2005, 08:57 pm   #5 (permalink)
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This kind of cracks me up. Chrysler had a seat rail problem in their 94
LHS. No rocking or rattling but you might get a bump when moving forward or
backwards. They replaced them free for the asking even after the car was
off warranty.


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> On 13-Apr-2005, Eric <plintladder@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> But i dont know what the fix to this problem is. Is there something i
>> can do myself, tightening the seat tracks or something like that?
>> What would be the costs of replacing the seat tracks?

>
> The TSB involves replacing the seat rails, and I think its an absolute
> pain
> in the ass to do. I don't know the price off the top of my head, but Im
> pretty sure they're not cheap.



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Old 15 Apr 2005, 09:59 am   #6 (permalink)
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On Wed, 13 Apr 2005 15:00:29 +0200, Eric wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Anybody out there know how to fix the problem with a "rocking chair" on
> the driver's side? Every corner i take, i feel an annoying sideway
> movement in my chair.
>
> In a TSB list i found this: "BO005-98 MAR 98 Seats - Rocking Motion on
> Driver's Side"
>
> But i dont know what the fix to this problem is. Is there something i
> can do myself, tightening the seat tracks or something like that?
> What would be the costs of replacing the seat tracks?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Eric,
> The Netherlands
> 1996 (model 1997) Camry V6 Auto



This has to do with 2 tiny ball bearings in the rail on the seat. It is
not easy to fix without just replacing the rails altogether. I had this
problem in a Toy I bought for $200; I had another seat hagning around and
removed one of the bearings, and just jammed it in where the missing
bearing was. I can't move the seat now (I'm the only one that drives this
car...) but it doesn't rock!!
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Old 18 Apr 2005, 04:42 am   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the input, I will have a look at the rails soon.

"Eric" <plintladder@hotmail.com> schreef in bericht
news:54mdnTp0xpFvisDfRVnysg@infopact.nl...
> Hi,
>
> Anybody out there know how to fix the problem with a "rocking chair" on
> the driver's side? Every corner i take, i feel an annoying sideway
> movement in my chair.
>
> In a TSB list i found this: "BO005-98 MAR 98 Seats - Rocking Motion on
> Driver's Side"
>
> But i dont know what the fix to this problem is. Is there something i can
> do myself, tightening the seat tracks or something like that?
> What would be the costs of replacing the seat tracks?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Eric,
> The Netherlands
> 1996 (model 1997) Camry V6 Auto



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