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I am having my second driver's power seat motor replaced next week. Both of them clunked while moving forward and backward like a gear was broken. I only weigh 190 lbs. It can't be a weight issue. Has anyone else had this problem on the 05's?
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I am having my second driver's power seat motor replaced next week. Both of them clunked while moving forward and backward like a gear was broken. I only weigh 190 lbs. It can't be a weight issue. Has anyone else had this problem on the 05's?
I have the same problem . Since I'm the only driver and no one ever gets into the back seat, I figured I would live with it.
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I am having my second driver's power seat motor replaced next week. Both of them clunked while moving forward and backward like a gear was broken. I only weigh 190 lbs. It can't be a weight issue. Has anyone else had this problem on the 05's?

Yep! The slow clunky seat mechanism is about the only thing that doesn't feel high quality in the GTO interior. They really should have used a simple mechanical release for fore/aft seat travel. No waiting for the slooooow seat.
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I wonder if they could replace it with the faster 06 seat motor?
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I have an '06 and mine doesn't seem any faster than my '04.

But I only moved the seat forward maybe 3 times with the '04 - no one had ever sat in the back, just a couple of travel bags.

So I could have forgotten how slow the '04 was.

Maybe some side-by-side comparison with a stopwatch is in order.
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Have the dealership replace. Mine are smooth, with no clunking. not the fastest in the world, but I prefer the speed at the tires
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I am having my second driver's power seat motor replaced next week. Both of them clunked while moving forward and backward like a gear was broken. I only weigh 190 lbs. It can't be a weight issue. Has anyone else had this problem on the 05's?

There is a service bulletin out and a kit with a dampener to install. Had mine done 8 months ago & been fine since.
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Just a FYI - I have the same problem with my seats. The problem with mine is that the seat rides on bearings set in a thin plastic rod. The plastic rod broke and parts of it, and some bearings, have ended up under the seat, thus the clunking. I'm hoping they've come up with a better design as a replacement.
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The dealer just called and told me the seat motors are on national backorder.
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