Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, slop in seat track? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; It has always bothered me that everything 'adjusts' every time you get in and out of the car. I like ...
- 06-24-13 02:21 PM #1
slop in seat track?
It has always bothered me that everything 'adjusts' every time you get in and out of the car. I like the Driver 1/2 creature feature but it just translates to excessive wear. Has anyone experienced a little slack in the drivers seat track? It tends to slide backwards a little when you accelerate. Is there a common failure point?
- 06-24-13 03:53 PM #2Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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Re: slop in seat track?
You can use the personalization features in the DIC to stop the seat and steering wheel from moving. Turn the "Key in Recall", "Auto Exit Seat" and "Auto Exit Steering Wheel" function off. Even with the automatic movement, a few seconds operation of a very strong, very slow moving mechanism is insignificant wear. There are even so-called "soft" stops built in that in normal operation electrically stop travel just a bit before it physically ends.
The slack you feel in the seat is most likely just from loose mounting bolts. There are two at the rear of the seat (large Torx head bolts)--the inboard one is under the cover on the floor; the outboard one is horizontal in the seat track itself behind a plastic cover in one of the oval-shaped holes in the track. (Metal tangs slide into slots in the floor at the front so there are no fasteners at the front.) The factory spec of 30 ft/lb for the seat bolts doesn't seem to be enough so I tightened mine to 45 and no more slippage.
- 06-24-13 04:29 PM #3