2000 SL2 drivers seat

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by Hank, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. Hank

    Hank Guest

    Saturn SL2 2000- failed inspection because of loose drivers seat. The
    Torx head bolts holding down the assembly are tight (had a doozy of a
    time finding a Torx socket-Pep Boys thought it was a proprietary tool
    from Saturn), it seems that whatever is holding the framework in the
    runner is loose and only in the front; that is, the seat only rocks
    backwards (and only a tiny bit). I'm about to remove the seat and have a
    look, but before I do, does anyone know if this is a fixable thing? Will
    it require a complete seat assembly or will I be able to replace
    whatever individual componentis are broken or maladjusted? Ive got the
    Haynes book but it tells me nothing.
    Also, in the event I do have to replace the whole seat, where can I find
    info on what range of model years will fit my car? Thanks, all.
    Hank, Aug 20, 2006
  2. Hank

    marx404 Guest

    there was a recall / technical bulletin on certain S-series pertaning to
    loose seat bolts, I dont remember what years it pertained to though. Seems
    to be an inherent issue with S-series sometimes, but can be fixed. You may
    have to remove all seats ans tighten or replace the faulty tracks and bolts.

    marx404, Aug 21, 2006
  3. Hank

    Private Guest

    Further to marx404 comments, once you have the seats out of the car you
    should try exchanging the driver and passenger seats. The drivers seat
    tends to get more wear and both seats tend to wear most on the outside
    caused by rubbing when getting in and out of the car. The passenger
    adjustment tracks also tend to get a lot less usage. Many would suggest
    that all front seats should be switched at the half life of the car just to
    equalize wear. I have not exchanged seats on a Saturn but many (or most)
    cars have interchangeable seats and frames. I suspect that the inspectors
    do not inspect the passenger seat and would also suspect that there is no
    requirement to even have a right front seat installed at the time of

    Private, Aug 24, 2006
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