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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2008, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Squeaky Driver Seat

Iíve got the dreaded creaking driverís seat in my 2004 GTO. I bit the bullet and subscribed to ďAll DataĒ to view the TSB but I donít think it applies to me as I get the creaking whether the seat is full down or otherwise.

Iím off to the dealer Wednesday for an oil change and tire rotation (I know, I could do this myself but choose not to and take it to the dealer for the inspection so that anything else that may be found can be handled under my extended warranty). Iíll have them diagnose the creaking also.

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Are you sure it's the seat??? Sorry I just could not resist.

Actually your warranty should cover that. Keep us posted.
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Ha Ha.

I do turn 50 this year so maybe I'm creaking.

The car is out of manufactures warrant but I do have an extended comprehensive bumper to bumper extended 75k/5year warranty that should cover it with $100 deductable.

$100 may be a lot to spend for an annoyance but it's damned annoying!

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Squeaks and rattles get to me too. It's worth the deduc to fix.

...and I'm 51 and do not squeak so don't be afraid my friend.
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my passenger seat does that..... i'll take it into the dealer soon.
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Ha Ha.

I do turn 50 this year so maybe I'm creaking.

The car is out of manufactures warrant but I do have an extended comprehensive bumper to bumper extended 75k/5year warranty that should cover it with $100 deductable.

$100 may be a lot to spend for an annoyance but it's damned annoying!

John
51 in less than a month. And I squeak at times.
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Ya my POS GTO has the same problem and its an 06
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Well, I went to the dealer for an oil change and rotation and they checked the seat out.

They installed some sort of "seat damper" siting some TSB that I've not seen. OK, no problem but it didn't work. The tech was very friendly and cordial and we worked through it together with my fat ass in the seat so he could determine where the noise is coming from.

His conclusion is it's the joint where the seat back pivots on the seat bottom on the left hand drivers side seat. The solution is to replace the seat back frame.

The part is on order and I'll let every know if it solves the problem when I get it installed.

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nice, but wont the new one only last for so long and then squeak again?
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I finally took the car to the dealer to have the seat back frame installed. After taking it apart they found some other parts, clips that hold the inner foam in place, were broken and have to order them from Australia. So, they put me in an Enterprise rental, a Chevy Uplander mini-van. Ugh!

I'll be glad to get my Goat back. In the mini-van, I find myself driving slow and erratically, talking on the cell phone all the time, and completely unaware of what other drivers are doing around me. I also have this compelling urge to get a soccer ball decal!

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