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1994 Mustang Power Seat Problems

The drivers side power seat quit working and is stuck in the rear position. I can't get to the two back bolts to remove it. Can anyone help before I further injure myself?
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welcome to the site,enjoy!!!! have you checked the fuses?


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Yes it has been on it's way out for some time but it finally quit.
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i suggest a long open end wrench,thats all i can think of,sorry.


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I tried that but no room. I was hoping to manually move it forward somehow but I'm running out of ideas and patience.
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Let's see if we can find a few answers in here.

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Power seat & power window problems?

Ive bought and sold several 94 -96 model stangs and nearly every one of them had issues with the power window motors and seats. First check the fuseblock under the hood. standing at the drivers side fender the second fuse inward is the power seat fuse. if its ok then pull the two screws that attach the seat power bitton and with a test light or bulb and wire. check to see if you have power at the switch. Also check the action of the switch if it feels sloppy in either direction then its likely in need of replacement. these years were notorious for bad switches and what would happen is the switch would stick and continue running and then it would cook out the motors and or take out the nylon gear that spins the threaded rod on either side that moves the seat fr and back. if the motor doesnt spin then it may be bad. in that case to MOVE it look under the front of the seat and the first motor youll see is the forward reverse motor. remove both cables from either side of the motor by twisting the plastic bushing and pull the 2 braided cables out. then try to push the seat forward from behind. as for removing the rear bolts a ratchety wrench works well to get in there and remove the back two bolts. FYI Some models use a nut and bolt with the head of the bolt accessable from up underneath the car. In that case use a six point socket and spray the bolt inside and out before attempting to remove. The higher dollar ratchety wrenches tend to be thinner and less bulky and will fit the inside better. often takes 2 people too.. OH yes bottom motor is the up down motor btw. try to oil them both as well as the threaded rods on either side to free them up. YOU CAN THANK FORDS BRILLIANT ENGINEERS THAT ARE PAID OBSCENE AMOUNTS OF MONEY ANNUALLY JUST TO FIGURE OUT WAYS TO MAKE IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE AVERAGE GUY TO WANT TO WORK ON IT HIMSELF. NATURALLY SO YOULL TAKE IT IN FOR REPAIR.
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Angry 94 mustang power seat removal addendum

TO THE GUY WHO CANT GET TO THE FLOOR MOUNTING BOLTS DUE TO THE SEAT NOT GOING UP.. AT ALL FOUR CORNERS OF THE UNDERSIDE OF THE ACTUAL SEAT ITSELF THERE IS A 10MM BOLT THAT ATTACHES THE SEAT TO THE POWER ASSISTED BASE. REMOVE THESE 4 10MM BOLTS AND THE SEAT WILL LIFT RIGHT OFF.:kooky: THEN DISCONNECT THE 2 PLUGS / HARNESS THAT GO TO THE MOTORS. THEN IN ORDER TO SLIDE THE SEAT FORWARD. YOU MUST REMOVE THE TWO HEX OR TORX SCREWS LOCATED ON EACH SIDE OF THE THREADED ROD SCREW BLOCK. THIS WILL THEN ALLOW THE SEAT BASE TO SLIDE FORWARD SO YOU CAN ACCESS THE REAR FLOOR BOLTS WHICH ARE 15MM. BE SURE TO SPRAY THE TOP AND UNDERSIDE OF THE TWO REAR BOLTS WITH LUBRICANT AND WIRE BRUSH OFF ANY UNDERCOATING OR ROAD DIRT THAT MIGHT BE ON THE VISABLE THREADS FROM THE UNDERSIDE BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE THEM!! IF THEY DO SNAP OFF...THOSE BOLTS DO PROTRUDE FROM THE UNDERSIDE BETTER THAN AN INCH SO YOU GOT ONE LAST SHOT AT REMOVING THE STUD FROM THE UNDERSIDE WITH A PIPE WRENCH. AND HEATING THE BOLT FIRST WITH A TORCH ALWAYS HELPS.. BUT BE CERTAIN NOT TO HEAT IT UP SO MUCH THAT IT CAUSES THE CARPET AND PADDING TO BURN OR SMOLDER. IF HEAT IS USED BE CAREFULL TO KEEP AN EYE ON IT UNTILL SHE IS COOL TO THE TOUCH .. AND LASTLY IF THE REMAINING NUB OF THE BOLT SNAPS OFF FROM THE UNDERSIDE.. YOULL HAVE TO DRILL AND TAP OUT THE STUD AND OR USE AN "EASY OUT" TOOL TO REMOVE THE REMAINING BOLT. "FYI IF ITS A NORTHERN VEHICLE THE BOLTS USUALLY SNAP EVERY FRIGGING TIME WITHOUT FAIL. LOL
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Thanks...

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Beacause of it, I was able to remove the drivers seat in my 1995 mustang GT. One step I did differently was to remove the torque bolt for the track that did not work and I was to 1/2 power 1/2 manually move the seat forward in order to remove the back two bolts. Installing the new seat took no time. Two bolts, two nuts and a wire clip. :kooky:
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Cool Thanks a ton

I been having troubles with my driver seat, i figure the gears are bad on my windows, ill take those out today and look at the motor, see whats going on, BIG help on those under-screws. gives me a good idea of how to get that seat out for cleaning :shiny: :p :yelpleased: :kooky:
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On my 94 GT Convertible, the cigarette lighter sockets were fouled inside and shorted out. That took out the fuse that also powers the seats. I replaced the sockets and that eliminated the seat problem.
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can you manually lower a power seat?

I have a 95 GT convertible. The power seat runs forward and back, and the motor turns for up and down, but the seat doesn't move. I presume the gear is stripped. Is there a way to manually lower it? I normally drive with it all the way down.
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I don't know if the design changed for the 95 from the 94, but on the 94 seat the motor has two crankshafts on each side with the motor at center that actuates a trapezoid assembly beneath each track. It may be easier to remove the seat from the floor and manually set it to the position you want. You should be able to access the bolts if you can move the seat front to rear. Then disconnect two connectors and you're there.
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The power seat runs forward and back, and the motor turns for up and down, but the seat doesn't move.
same problem in my case, but idk where is the problem
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My 94 Cobra will blow fuses. Sometimes fast and sometimes it takes a few minutes. I pulled the center console out to eliminate everything associated and it still blows fuses. I found some change in the tracks, removed it and for some reason it worked. Pulled the seat out, vacuumed and put it back in with no problems. Put the console back in and hit the power switch to go forward and BOOM, no more fuse.
I'm frustrated and I'm thinking of just swapping in manual seat tracks. Does anybody know if foxbody tracks work in a 1994?
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