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post #1 of 10 Old 04-22-2013, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Loose driver's seat

My driver's seat makes a slight clunk when I hit a bump, go around a turn, etc. It's as if something is slightly loose, but I can't find it.

I can't make it happen by just shifting my weight around, yet it will do it every single time I back out of my garage. There's about a 2 inch lip I go down as I'm backing out, and I can feel the seat clunk every time.

It's not the bolts that hold the seat to the floor, nor is it the bolts holding the seat itself to the frame. I've checked them all at least 3 times, both in the Jeep, and when I had the seats out to install seat heaters. (And no, this didn't start after I installed the heaters)

I'm assuming that it's something in either the slider or height adjust mechanism, but I can't find it for the life of me.

Anyone else have this issue, and found a fix for it?

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-22-2013, 10:06 PM
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There is a common clunk that comes from the B pillar door latch. The easiest way to fix this is by putting a few wraps of electrical tape around the latch loop.
I would try this first as the simplest thing to check off the list as a possible cause.

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post #3 of 10 Old 04-22-2013, 10:11 PM
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My bump/clunk was my rear seat not latched and locked down properly and it was bouncing off the seat bracket every once in awhile ! Maybe that's it


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post #4 of 10 Old 04-23-2013, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the suggestions, however I'm 100% positive this is the seat.

If it were just a noise, I'd have my doubts, but I can actually feel the seat moving slightly when it happens.

Also, I already fixed the B-pillar clunk with the tape several months ago.
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post #5 of 10 Old 04-23-2013, 10:51 AM
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Possibly a broke support spring in the seat.

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post #6 of 10 Old 04-23-2013, 05:36 PM
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I have the same thing going on with me seems like the hardest fix on my jeep. Haha

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post #7 of 10 Old 04-23-2013, 05:47 PM
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Sounds like itís time to remove the seat so you can look in every nook and cranny.
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post #8 of 10 Old 04-23-2013, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds like itís time to remove the seat so you can look in every nook and cranny.
Been there, done that. I just installed heated seats a few months ago, so I had the seats out and apart - couldn't find anything at the time.

I searched on this, and found several threads where people were saying they had this issue, but no fixes.
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post #9 of 10 Old 04-24-2013, 02:23 AM
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Well damm that really sucks. Is there anyone you know that might let you exchange their seat temporarily into your Jeep to see if it is in fact the seat and not something else?
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-14-2015, 06:01 AM
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Hate to awaken this but I'm having the same issue in my 11 JK. Has anyone found the issue. Also, it seems that it takes a lot of force to lift mine to let someone in the back.
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