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09-23-2016 05:11 AM
theskyisoutthere So This is an older thread but the problem was well reported around. I too have a wobble seat in my 2010.

After 2 removals I found that the source of my wobble was mainly the front 2 plastic bushings behind the bolts pictured earlier in this thread. one on each side. However I had no luck in finding the part. Even the ford dealer could not locate the part. I figured there had to be something i could use to replace the plastic bushings with something new and tighter.

This fix that has held up for now over 7k miles and the seat being adjusted many times (as my wife is shorter than me by alot and we both use it.)

Let me start off by saying this sounds like a crappy fix but if you think about it it will out live the plastic originals.

Remove one of the bolts with the torx bit and take out the plastic bushing. go to a hardware store and find 3/4 inch soft copper tubing (sold by the foot) you need less than 1 foot. while your are there locate a PLASTIC OR NYLON washer with a center bore bigger than the bolt shoulder per bushing replaced, this will be used to remove the excess space of the old shoulder of the bushing removed.

You need a tubing cutter (do not use a saw) using a tubing cutter will slightly compress the soft copper while you run it around the outside as it cuts. You need about 1/4 inch length ring from the tubing per each bushing.

Now you will need to slightly debur the inside of the soft copper ring just so it is able to start on the bolt sholder but not slide free. apply good grease lightly on the bolt shoulder and use an uncut portion of the tube (or a socket) and lightly tap the copper ring on the bolt till its all the way up on the bolt.

Next start to assemble the seat back together, grease the hole where the old plastic busing was. Now you will NOT be able to push the copper ring back in the old hole. using the nut and holding the bolt with the torx bit and aligned with the hex part on the end to the seat part. Tighten the bolt to slowly compress the soft copper into the seat frame hole and make it a press fit. The soft copper is alot softer than the steel frame and will deform into the hole. Once you have it all the way in take the nut off and add the plastic or nylon washer then replace the nut. Tighten the nut.

Continue the rest of the wiggly bolts the same way.

The theory was that the soft copper will not bind to the steel shoulder on the bolt as the steel is harder than the copper. any wear will be in the copper side just like the plastic bushing.

Again I would have rather replaced the worn part with a new part but I could not locate the part. Now the raise and lower is now smoother than it has ever been yet firm and snug.
09-10-2012 05:46 PM
Minchkin EDIT: Tapatalk issues...
09-10-2012 10:51 AM
mac.mogul Well, I guess I'll see how long it lasts lol
09-10-2012 10:08 AM
Minchkin My girlfriend changed my seat height multiple times, an it is still around...
09-10-2012 08:20 AM
mac.mogul I was able to stop the wiggle without any real work. I used the seat height lever and raised my seat up and lowered it back down. Now the seat does not wiggle even if I try to force it.
09-09-2012 06:00 PM
Also-ran I started to take a crack at it yesterday, but I had tightened the bolt so much during my first attempt to get rid of the jiggle that it isn't coming off now without some serious coaxing.

The bolt is soft enough and a T-40 Torx is loose enough that I'm going to have to be real careful with my approach. My next larger bit is a T-45, and that is entirely too big. It needs something around a T-42. I even tried going at it from the nut, but light hammering on the wrench wasn't getting it to move either. I'm going to put an extension over the wrench (hammering with a mallet if I need to). Just needs some leverage; I'll get it off, but what a pain.

So I guess the lesson is to not crank down on this bolt like a madman because it won't stop the wiggle and you'll create more work for yourself.
09-07-2012 02:38 PM
Minchkin I am yet to access the tools necessary to really determine what is going on inside that joint, but when I do, I will see what I can do.
09-07-2012 03:27 AM
kroch01 I have this problem on my 2010. I feel it on the driver's side seat and the passenger side seat. Has anyone completely fixed their problem yet?
09-06-2012 05:08 PM
RAF_S197 Sub'd
09-04-2012 09:53 AM
mac.mogul My seats are doing it as well. I can't really pinpoint where the movement is coming from but it is definitely disconcerting when driving around feeling like you're not attached to anything.
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