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01-27-2010 09:54 PM
akcapfoc Ok. After ruminating on the problem and reviewing threads here on seat cushion replacement, I decided my driver's seat bottom cushion was somehow failing.

Going out on a limb, I ordered the new cushion from Gaudin Ford, aka I used the drill down parts finder on their site. Part # turned out to be 7S4Z54632A22A for a non-heated seat, driver's side 2007 compatible pad. John Michaels handled my order and stayed in communication.

The price for the cushion came to $80.59 (fdown rom $125 my dealer wanted) with $11.26 shipping = $91.85

I removed the bottom cushion "assembly" (cushion + metal tray) via four 10mm bolts -- without removing the entire seat itself. One electrical cord fastens to the bottom of the cushion tray with two clips -- easy enough to slide the cord out.

The old cover came off easily by snipping eighteen hog rings and removing three fastening strips along the sides and front of the cover.

I couldn't see much difference between the old and new cushion... however after a lot of examination, I could see the old cushion was slightly "torn" on the outboard side of the cushion -- the side opposite of where I was feeling the painful contact with the interior of the seat... what I know now was the metal tray. The inboard side of my seat had a sunken, feeling, and I could definitely feel the metal tray under the foam. I suppose the rip had something to do with the problem. New cushion installed = no problem.

Replacing the cover was actually much easier than I thought it would be -- using eighteen 4" zip ties, which I happened to have on hand.

I took the car for a test drive and the seat is now as it should be, problem solved.

I bought the car used with 13K miles, it now has 23K miles on it. I'm not overweight, I wonder if perhaps the previous owner might have been overweight -- otherwise I'm at a loss to explain why this happened.

Either way, the replacement process took under two hours -- very easy. If I find the threads I used to help do this job, I'll place links here, too.
01-14-2010 08:41 PM
ottotroll I had Ford replace my Driver's seatBack at 25K (under warrantee) - I then took about 3 months to find SVT seats -
01-14-2010 08:32 PM
lightning2nd i dont know if there is one
01-14-2010 08:23 PM
akcapfoc Technical Service Bulletin
01-14-2010 05:13 PM
lightning2nd what is tsb?
01-14-2010 02:06 PM
Originally Posted by lightning2nd View Post
my seat is doin the samething, i can fill the bar on the right side of the back part of the seat

It sucks... is there a TSB on this?
01-14-2010 12:16 PM
lightning2nd my seat is doin the samething, i can fill the bar on the right side of the back part of the seat
01-14-2010 10:25 AM
bdnld4482 i vote ,,, buy new seats
01-13-2010 02:27 PM
bluefront Yeah the foam on my seat-back split by 25k miles.....fixed it with some glue and extra foam pieces.

I imagine your seat-bottom section did the same thing. You could try to find an early seat in a junk-yard, and remove the foam to replace your split foam. A Ford seat bottom would cost a fortune......

The swap would not be too difficult, particularly if you don't have a heated seat or side air-bags. You probably would need to remove the seat from the car. I fixed my seat-back foam in the car. Good luck....
01-13-2010 01:58 PM
Red01Focus actually i have heard of this before my friends brother has an 05-07 zx3 and he complained about the same thing on his seat and he said the top of the seat is starting to feel the same way
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