My Ford Fusion's driver side power seat has recently been acting up. It will only move on one track as the other track seems halted. This causes a "pivoting" motion when moving the seat forward as it's currently stuck in the most backwards position.
I've done a bit of research on this topic already and want to try a few more things before taking it into the dealership. Here's what I was able to do so far:
Here's a couple of things I still want to try:
- The clamp on the seat wiring box was snapped in the center in which I attempted to super glue. This part I assume kept the connections nice and snug. Could this be a loose wiring issue? I had clamped together the part with one hand and attempted to move it forward in which it continued to pivot.
- I wanted to loosen the chair, but it has a "D10" torx socket? I'll have to pickup a Torx socket set to try this out as I do not own one. I hope that by loosening the chair, it will be enough to break out anything or observe anything that might be obstructing the track that I was not able to see since the problematic track is not very visible as it's next to the center console.
Is there anything else that I can try to fix this myself? I do not believe it's a problem with the motor as all motors seem to work fine(2 from what I've found), it's just that it's halting on one side when going forward/backwards.
Apologies in advance for the dirty car!
I was able to take out the seat this Christmas Eve. Here are my findings:
- After taking out the seat, it was much easier to spot the problem. I had a look at the motor first to see what was going on:
- I then took apart the motor to see what's going on, luckily the problem "fell" as soon as the motor was slightly moved:
- I then looked inside the motor to extract the piece to see if I can reuse this motor:
- I was able to extract the twisted off piece of metal:
- Now I have to find a replacement part as the motor seems in good condition. Anyone have a clue what this part would be called on a 2013 Ford Fusion? It connects between the seat rail and servo motor: