1998 Ford Mustang Power Seat Track Attachment Broken: Help!
Hi. This is my first posting on these forums. I'm not really a car nut, though I do love my Mustang. I purchased the Chilton manual in order to replace my fuel filter & pump about 2 years ago, and enjoyed the process.
I'm writing here because I'm experiencing a problem that I'm hopeful someone could shed some light on:
In my 1998 Mustang, a metal connecting piece has snapped in half-- this bit of metal appears to have been what held the driver's side seat in the front left to the power seat track. The power seat track still functions smoothly, but the seat itself is canted at a downwards-front left angle, and any time I accelerate the seat is literally leaning back a bit ( though not completely as it's obviously still attached in the front right ).
When I had a look at the area, I noticed this small piece of metal ( perhaps 2-2.5" in length, 1.25" in width ) that snapped. It appears to be darker in color, and held into the seat ( not the track ) by a 1" diameter circular button-shaped piece of metal.
My question is, this piece of metal that snapped:
1. How do I remove it? ( I completely understand that without photographs I may not be conveying well precisely what piece this is, but I'm hoping someone will know )
2. In order to replace it, will I be able to purchase just a new small metal bit, or will I need to purchase a new power seat track? Or a new seat?
3. Finally, and this is really reaching, could someone possibly provide:
- Sequence of replacement steps
- Tools necessary
...I'm fairly handy when fully apprised of details involved in sophisticated labor, so I think this is something I could easily manage. But I'm not sure if I'd need to remove the seat, for example, etc etc.
Thanks in advance for any help!