Drivers seat loose - 2000 Camry

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Old 09 May 2005, 02:59 pm   #1 (permalink)
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age old problem on many camrys
see technical service bulletin BO017-01 JUN 03
here is a list of all the TSB's for 2000 Toyota Camry XLE Sedan
L4-2164cc 2.2L
http://www.alldata.com/TSB/59/005968a9.html

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Old 09 May 2005, 03:48 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Drivers seat loose - 2000 Camry

Hi everyone,

I just purchased a 2000 Camry XLE with leather.

My question is this:

Is there any way to fix the excess play in the drivers seat backing?
Everytime I give it gas from a stop, the seat backing moves back about 1".
It's very anoying and I would like to repair this...
If I grab the seat and move the backrest back and forth, there is alot of
play in there..
Way too much in my humble opinion...
Has anyone else had the same problem on their 4th gen Camry?
If I were to speculate on what needs to be repaired, I would think that the
seat hinges inside
are not built correctly.. Perhaps removing them, adding some thickness to
the steel by welding a couple of beads of
arc weld on them, and grind smooth again.?? Just a thought... Or am I way
out of line here?

Any info, much appreciated,
Thanks,

GDC


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Old 09 May 2005, 07:07 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Fair enough..
So has anyone actually fixed this problem? Or paid Alldata.com for their
"membership fees" to see how to fix this?

I took out the drivers seat tonight to have a look, and the problem is
actually the silver 1/2" round bar that goes across on the front of the
seat..
It's loose and being held on by snap rings...

The only way to fix this, from what I can tell would be to remove the bar,
weld on some extensions onto the bar ends (Let's say about 1/2" long on each
side) and then die the end so that it can take a nut rather than the snap
ring... Thats the reason there is alot of play in the seat...
Total design failure...

Thoughts?


<bungalow_steve@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> age old problem on many camrys
> see technical service bulletin BO017-01 JUN 03
> here is a list of all the TSB's for 2000 Toyota Camry XLE Sedan
> L4-2164cc 2.2L
> http://www.alldata.com/TSB/59/005968a9.html
>



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Old 09 May 2005, 09:09 pm   #4 (permalink)
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GDC wrote:
> Fair enough..
> So has anyone actually fixed this problem? Or paid Alldata.com for
> their "membership fees" to see how to fix this?
>
> I took out the drivers seat tonight to have a look, and the problem is
> actually the silver 1/2" round bar that goes across on the front of
> the seat..
> It's loose and being held on by snap rings...
>
> The only way to fix this, from what I can tell would be to remove the
> bar, weld on some extensions onto the bar ends (Let's say about 1/2"
> long on each side) and then die the end so that it can take a nut
> rather than the snap ring... Thats the reason there is alot of play
> in the seat... Total design failure...
>
> Thoughts?
>


I'd say you're on the right track. (no pun intended) I think I'd weld a 1"
piece on one end so weld is not in area to be threaded, cut to desired
length, thread both ends and proceed as you stated with nuts. Plus you only
have to do one weld.
HTH, davidj92


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Old 10 May 2005, 01:48 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Drivers seat loose - 2000 Camry

A couple thoughts, most camrys don't have this problem so I don't think
you need to change the design, you could ask a toyota dealer if there
is a kit that fixes this problem (and refer them to the TSB) of course
this will cost money. Or you could order a new rail guide from the
dealer and install it, look at this thread

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...68b70809f42417

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Old 11 May 2005, 10:13 am   #6 (permalink)
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Great info.. Thanks :0)
I will take out the seat again this friday and see if I can find these
"Guiding Rods"
and tighten them... Thank you Very much,



<bungalow_steve@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> A couple thoughts, most camrys don't have this problem so I don't think
> you need to change the design, you could ask a toyota dealer if there
> is a kit that fixes this problem (and refer them to the TSB) of course
> this will cost money. Or you could order a new rail guide from the
> dealer and install it, look at this thread
>
>

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...68b70809f42417
>



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