The brake line repair on the spring would probably not hold well with just JB weld. Go to the hardware store or any of the big box home improvement place and get the cable clamps. They kind of look like a small muffler clamp, with a v-shaped base and u-bolt that would be used to secure steel rope cable. The v-shape of the clamp cinches down hard on the tubing, crimping it in place on the spring wire. I agree with AJ that you can undo the pin on the door check strap and replace it once the door is open. You should be able to get one at the junkyard if you have one close. As far as your 3 hour time limit, it depends on how much clean up or restoration you want to accomplish. I started at around 7:30 AM and worked pretty steady up until 3:30. But in that time, I did both seats, scrubbed the carpets, cleaned and conditioned all the leather inside and put it all back. If you have some help, you can probably get the one seat out, repaired and back in the car in 3 hours. Good luck!Thank you as well, that was what I needed. I think it's a week or two off before I pull out the seat to fix a spring. If you use the break line idea, what do you think about using JB Weld inside the brake line piece?
Does the brake line fix simply exist in a "floating" kind of state? I don't have an electric backseat but am concerned that the front seat will be hard to get out. My driver side back door has a frozen "latch" or whatever the term is. It doesn't open all the way and might make it hard to get out. We'll see. Do you think I can get a seat out, spring fixed and back in in 3 hours?
I'm looking for guides on separating the power seat motor bases from the seats themselves. And whether it can be done without the motor base plugged in. If I have to connect up a 12V power source to do it, I suppose I could jerryrig something. But for the love of Glory, where's the bolts that separate the seat from the motor base??!
If I remember correctly it was (6) 10mm bolts that went from stock seat rail to the Recaro bracket then the R bracket to the seats. All done outside the car. I will take some pics if it may help?There are 6 bolts. See the holes in the frame? When I did my Recaros, that's when we did the re mount. Rocklord has them now.
I just removed mine as the gunk under the seat bothered me. Pretty disgisting what comes out of there if it hasn't been cleaned for some time.While the seats were out I cleaned up the carpets and console where it could never be reached with the seats installed. I'm also up 88 cents in lost change. You can also remove the metal carpet retainers from the rear seat bolt mounts and clean them up... give them a shot of spray paint while you're at it.
I didn't do this until about the 3rd (or 4th?) time I wrestled my seats out of the car. It was one of those "aha" moments and "you're such and idiot. Why didn't you do this before?".If you plan on removing the headrests, do it first before anything else while you have power. tilt seat back, raise headrests all the way up. in the middle of the back of seat you will feel an indentation. press hard and then you can pull the headrests up and out. the HR must be ALL the way up to do this.
removing them will also give you a little more room to maneuver the seats out, they are large, heavy and awkward.