03-30-2008, 07:35 PM
So my drivers side seat is squeaking to all hell. Its one of the two tone ST seats. I have taken it apart and "fixed" it which worked for a while but the squeak is coming back again.... So my question is do you guys know anywhere that sells OEM seats? I try all the Ford Parts sites but they all seem to sell just parts for the seats. I am not looking for any upgrade or anything just a replacement. I am going to call the dealer tomorrow as well to see just how much one would cost from them. Any help would be great.
03-30-2008, 09:55 PM
Is this what you tried?
03-30-2008, 11:03 PM
Yes I lubed all moving parts. But in addition I pulled the upholstery off the top part of the seat and adjusted everything in there and lubed it up a bit. It stopped for about two weeks and now it is coming back but at a different time. It only squeaks when I move in the seat from side to side say while taking corners. I took it apart again tonight and found nothing unusual. The 6 springs that hold the mesh support hold it down very secure which was the problem initially. Initially the mesh had moved up and the two bent parts at the very top were rubbing against a cross-member of the top of the seat. I pulled it down where it was supposed to be and adjusted the springs to hold it there more securely.
When I took it apart tonight I noticed nothing unusual so I kinda shook everything down, put some silicon lube on things and put it back together. Still squeaks though. I emailed two different Ford dealers. One about fixing the problem and the other about how much a replacement seat would cost. So we will see tomorrow. Any other suggestions though? I wish I had pictures to illustrate exactly what I saw. Its a little hard to describe.
03-30-2008, 11:06 PM
I remember hearing about a TSB for squeaky seats... I don't know how to look up TSBs though.
03-30-2008, 11:19 PM
hmmm. well I guess we will see
03-30-2008, 11:27 PM
Here you go! Hopefully something helps in here: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2279
03-30-2008, 11:39 PM
Thanks. No recalls found.
03-31-2008, 09:28 AM
It wouldn't be a recall. It's just a TSB, which is basically Ford acknowledging a problem and providing information on how to correct it.
03-31-2008, 09:58 AM
Oh can you look up TSB's on those sites? I only found sections for recalls.
03-31-2008, 10:08 AM
oh crap...I thought i was the only one...my pass side seat had this when someone sat in it and I cornered....drive me NUTS!!!! I had worked on under warranty. They had to take it to an upholster to fix it....that's all i know....they never told me what part was squeeking though.
03-31-2008, 10:30 AM
Yeah I can't figure it out. I have lubed and adjusted EVERY moving part in the freaking seat. The only other things up there are the metal crossmembers and such which I can't imagine them coming apart. You never know though. I mean I am 6'1 and 200 pounds so its not like I am destroying the seats..... "yeah right fatass!!!!!" <<<WHO ASKED YOU???!!! sorry my other personality. But seriously. Its so annoying.
03-31-2008, 11:26 PM
Well I got a call from the dealer and apparently you cannot buy whole seats. Just parts for. As of today though the squeaking is very minimal which is nice. I guess the last adjustment fixed something afterall. So we will see. Thanks all who posted.
04-01-2008, 12:27 PM
if i lived closer i'd totally trade you. also i got ford info if anyone needs any TSB info