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Old 20-07-2019   #1
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Drivers seat problem?

I have a 60 plate 3 door Punto Evo. I seemingly have a problem when you flip the drivers seat forward to get in the back.

When I flip the passenger seat forward and then put it back it returns to its previous position where it was beforehand, whereas the drivers seat goes all the way back as far as possible meaning I have to re adjust the seat to drive.

ive had a brief look to see what's up but I can't see anything obviously wrong with it. if I can id like to fix if not its not the end of the world just irritating.

Does anybody have any ideas on what it could be and where to look?
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Re: Drivers seat problem?

There is a plastic block that gets left in place on the runner when you put the seat forward, it sounds like this isn’t locking into the runner so when you put the seat back it doesn’t lock the seat in place and it slips to the back of the runner.

It seems that’s what’s happening but you’d need to pull the seat out to see why, whether or not something has broken or it it’s just got jammed up or stuck.
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There is a plastic block that gets left in place on the runner when you put the seat forward, it sounds like this isnít locking into the runner so when you put the seat back it doesnít lock the seat in place and it slips to the back of the runner.

It seems thatís whatís happening but youíd need to pull the seat out to see why, whether or not something has broken or it itís just got jammed up or stuck.
Thanks I was wondering whether that was related to when it gets flipped.

It seemed to be locked in and working although as I said I only briefly looked.

I'll investigate tomorrow and then report back what I find. I'm guessing it's possibly seized up as I don't carry people in the back that often and when I do they get in the other side.
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Re: Drivers seat problem?

More often you get the opposite problem, the seat back flicks forward but the seat locks on the runners so it doesn’t slide at all.
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Re: Drivers seat problem?

Ive just looked and the plastic piece is working perfectly it seems. put the seat all the way forward on the runners flipped it and it went back where it should did the same but all the way back same again. didn't do it from my position although im going to have to now to check im not going crazy.

I compared to the passenger side can't see any differences in operation the passenger side had seized so I cleaned lubricated it and the drivers side so ill see what happens.
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