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I have an 89 with manual seats which need repair. The passenger seat does not move foward or backwards. The other adjustment on the right side does not work either (not sure what this lever does).

Are there any common parts I should order before removing the seat, or does it just need some tinkering and lubrication to get it working again? Any advise would be great!
 

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sounds like a bad switch.
 

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a bad switch in a manual adjusted seat? I am confused.
 

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a bad switch in a manual adjusted seat? I am confused.
sorry, still tired read part of it and thought u had power seats its probablly dirty tracks or something jammed into the track.
 

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Ha ha - thanks Jippi! Now the check engine light came on in my Porsche which really has me angry so the seat will have to wait. Thanks!
 

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I would check to see if something was blocking the track, and lubricate it down.
 

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Just took the seats out, cleaned them and used some WD40. That did the trick - they work like new now.
 

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WD40 doesn't work that well as a lubricant over time. I'd suggest putting another type of lubricant in there, such as white lithium grease. It will keep the parts better lubricated over time.
 

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whats up with the upside down porsche...
 

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