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Unread 09-25-2011, 11:01 PM   #1
1992jeepsahara
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Driver seat repair help needed

I have a 1992 sahara jeep wrangler that has a broken driver seat mechanism. The seat slips into a partially reclined state and will not "catch" in any other position. Based on phone inquiries, the "jeep" shops in my area have all told me to buy a new seat. I want to stay true to this jeep and keep original seats but fix the recline issue. Any thoughts?

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Unread 09-30-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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Had the same problem with my 94 YJ... I sprayed a little PB Blaster in the mechanism and worked it back and forth. It finally latched. But I will say that it will still mess up if I move it. I am able to get it to latch again without spray. Some times it just does it on it's own and some times I have to help it by pushing down on the lever. If it needs a new seat maybe a "you pull it" place would help you keep it "original" enough. Hope this helps.
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Unread 09-30-2011, 06:36 PM   #3
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Oh also some times moving the back of the seat with the latch on the back of the seat helps too.
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Unread 09-30-2011, 07:04 PM   #4
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I want to stay true to this jeep and keep original seats but fix the recline issue. Any thoughts?
To be honest. Run out to a local pick and pull junkyard on a 1/2 weekend and get to seats from a Cavilier for 40 bucks. Put them in so you pull your stockers fix the issue.

I will bet you will never look back once you have the replacement seats in. I was in the same boat I wanted to get mine fixed also. Once I changed seats my back and rear felt so much better I will never go back to the stockers.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...u-used-490426/
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Unread 10-03-2011, 07:58 AM   #5
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I have a 1992 sahara jeep wrangler that has a broken driver seat mechanism. The seat slips into a partially reclined state and will not "catch" in any other position. Based on phone inquiries, the "jeep" shops in my area have all told me to buy a new seat. I want to stay true to this jeep and keep original seats but fix the recline issue. Any thoughts?
If you want to stay true to the factory Sahara seats, I would try to find some used factory seats (Ebay or Craigslist or www.car-parts.com ). If the seat mechanism is in good shape, but the seat covering is in bad shape, have it re-upholstered by an automotive interior repair shop. I had my Sahara seats re-upholstered for $300 (per seat).
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