: Chased down my seat creek (pic of location)

03-13-11, 11:50 AM
I diagnosed my seat creak by kneeling inside the driver door and pushing on the back the seat at the headrest. After several attempts to located where the sound was eminating from. I traced it to the front tip of driver side seat rail.

If you remove the plastic cover on the rail, You will see where the rail has metal tabs that are inserted into a slot in the floor. Apparently these tabs rub against the slot and cause the creak.

I sprayed a silicone based lube that I use on my garage door rails. It does not collect dust (per the can).

Anyway, after lubing I got in and rocked back and forth, side to side, and no noise.

If I returns, I will look to buy a heavier grease.



03-13-11, 12:16 PM
Good to know. My car will probably come in next week and I DESPISE creaks and groans.

03-13-11, 12:46 PM
Nice job!

03-13-11, 01:50 PM
Have you experienced any water damage from the "creek"? :Poke:

03-13-11, 01:58 PM
Thank you. I corrected.

03-13-11, 02:13 PM
Nice job C. Goes to show we can do much of what we need for ourselves.:highfive:

03-13-11, 02:16 PM
my creak comes from my lumbar support. i have it sticking out just short of max and whenever i press against it i get the creaks. i'll wait until the warranty is about to expire to see if can get a new seat.

03-13-11, 05:15 PM
I went to Sears and bought some lithium grease, just applied it as well, for good measure.