|07-31-2013 05:03 PM|
|srsairbags||just curious . . how much do the seats weigh ;)|
|06-04-2013 10:41 PM|
|SVTAD||This was awesome. Helped out thanks.|
|05-28-2013 06:44 PM|
|jonnmandy||I'm going to do this when I get a chance just need to put something down though to make it look cleaner. Like it was suppose to be like that.|
|05-08-2013 08:51 PM|
|jenntek||My rear squeaks sometimes too... I typically don't ever mention when it happes... Very nice write up. Sometimes I wish I didn't have back seats... Then, the excuse would be "sorry, its a two-seater."|
|06-28-2012 08:33 PM|
|N4niner206||Thank you for sharing this!!! Repped.|
|12-22-2009 05:42 PM|
|pistolgripbmx||Good write up. It seems like a lot of people get confused when it comes to removing the back sections. This should help.|
|12-22-2009 02:29 PM|
|CaptainChaos!||Just a thought, but if a squeaky hinge is the issue, perhaps a small dab of wheel bearing grease will shut the thing up. I've done this successfully on door hinges, just don't go crazy with it. A little dab will do ya.|
|12-18-2009 02:15 PM|
|sunyfoci||I get the squeak sometimes too after ive removed and reinstalled the seats i've determined its coming from the locking latch for the upper seatbacks if you don't bolt the hinges in just right they squeak like crazy, i usually loosen them up if they are squeaking, move them around a bit then tighten them back down and the problem is usually solved|
|06-04-2009 02:15 AM|
|SOHCTUNER||Maby you have mouse in the seat?LOL a Dog toy mouse LOL! also if you do remove the rear seats we typically remove the brakets and all bolts and even the seatbelts and seatbelt buckles. its up to the person if they want a rear seat delet i didnt.|
|06-04-2009 02:01 AM|
Great write-up, but I have a question...
When I am driving, especially on the lunar surface streets of Madison, WI, I hear an infernal squeaking from the rear seat area. Just for kicks, I made my wife ride in the back seat yesterday on our commute to work. MIRACLE!! NO SQUEAKING! As soon as I dropped her off at her job and the rear seat was vacant once more, the squeaking returned. At the end of the day when I picked her up, I made her get in the rear seat again, and once again the squeaking disappeared. This problem seems obvious, right? Something in the rear seat is squeaking, and the weight of a person sitting on the seat stops it.
The trouble is, I have tried everything short of removal and disassembly of the seat to find out what is causing the problem. I tried moving the seat bottom up and down, that hinge does not squeak. Moving each half of the upper, no squeaks there either. Fold the seats down altogether, in cargo mode, squeak is still there. It only goes silent when the seats are up and someone is sitting back there.
Oh, and I thought of the seat belts, too. The reels do not squeak and I even tried fastening the belts with no one in the seat and that did not quiet the squeaking either. The only thing that quiets it is the weight of something substantial - like a human body.
Since you have completely disassembled the seats, I think that qualifies you as an expert on Focus rear seats. WHERE is this squeaking coming from and how can I silence it - short of permanently strapping my wife into the seat and never letting her out?
Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
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