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Power seats won't go back, '97 Land Cruiser

The seats move forward but not back. On both seats, the outermost worm-gear rod does not turn. On another site I saw a reference to the cause being that the plastic, screw-in end caps covering the seat motor drive shaft had come off. This had happened on mine, but screwing them back in has minimal effect. Apparently once the cap comes loose, the drive shaft can travel shift position outward and tear up the plastic worm-gear that should be causing seat to travel on the rod. The inner rod and gear work on both seats.
Have read that there is a repair kit consisting of fresh gears and end caps. Anyone have experience with this issue or know where to find the repair kit?

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Am I missing something ? The FJ doesn't have power seats.

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Feels like I got power seats when my 4 yr old is kicking....


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re: Power seats won't go back, '97 Land Cruiser

My mistake. It's a '97 Land Cruiser and I've little knowledge of it's code name. Any help appreciated. Sorry.
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My mistake. It's a '97 Land Cruiser and I've little knowledge of it's code name. Any help appreciated. Sorry.
Now that you've clarified the model I'm sure someone will chime in to help as there are several on this forum that also own 80 series Land Cruisers like yours.

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Re: Power seats won't go back, '97 Land Cruiser

www.IH8MUD.com has quite a few 80 series owners and sub-forum.

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I just bought an old 97 Landcruiser and it has the same issue. Did you ever figure out how to fix it?
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Re: Power seats won't go back, '97 Land Cruiser

I realize this is old, but I have the same issue. This is what I found Gamiviti seat repair parts
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Re: Power seats won't go back, '97 Land Cruiser

My '97 Land Cruiser Power seats had the same problem after it had been to the car wash.
It seems that if the steel screw gear "thrusts" against the end cap(When moving the seat forward), the end cap unscrews itself and falls out. The end cap has a + at the end.
It's the Right Side that got damaged.
When this happens it damages the nylon helical gear.
I have enquired at "shop.cruiserparts.net", as they sell the "Front Power Seat Track Gear only" for $19.00
When I reassemble again I will try and find a way to lock the end cap so that it wont unscrew itself when under thrust.
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