Q: Rear Seat Removal
I was trying to pull out the back seat last night and i couldn’t get it out. I pushed back like I heard a while ago and got one side out but….. the other side remained in the “clips” or what ever they are. I can not seem to get the other side out. Do I need to put the side thati got out back in an start over? Is there a really easy way to do this that I’m just no thinking of? Or is it just really stuborn? Ihave worked at it for about 4 hours with no success.
A: You may have to put the one side in if the other side is pulling up a lot. Usually all you do is get in the back, face the back seat and squat down and push with your knees and hands while pushing against the back of the front seats. The bottom should go back about 1″ or so and clear the hooks on the floor and allow you to lift up. Maybe one side is rusted together.
A: Pretty simple to do this. First, position front seat seatbacks in the forward position (torward the dash), climb into the back seat facing the rear of the car with your back almost resting on the front seatbacks. This will give you leverage to push the rear seat. Push the rear seat straight back torwards the trunk approx. 1-2 inches, keep tension on it and then while still pushing lift up on the front of the rear seat (only need to lift up approx 1 inch also) and start releasing the pressure that you are applying to the back (torwards the trunk). You will feel the front of the seat start to lift up and out (out meaning moving torwards the front of the car). If you cannot get it the first time, try doing each side of the seat at a time. There are two brackets on the floor that holds the front of the seat to the floor, one on either side. The brackets are closer to the sides of the car, it is sometimes easier to release one at a time. After the seat is released from the brackets, it will just pull out. Once it is out, take notice of how the brackets hold the seat in for future removal if necessary. I still have trouble sometimes even after removing the seat many times.
This illustration is also listed I believe in the Fisher Body Manual.
A: To remove the back seat you first remove the bottom by pushing back about 3/4″ or so and up. The easiest way is to get in the back and strattle the hump facing the rear and push with your hands and knees using the front seats as an anchor.
Once you get the bottom out you will see two large screws that hold the back on. They go through some wire loops and on to the back. Take those off and you can lift the back up and out.
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