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Seat Creak

I have a 2001 Grand Cherokee Laradeo with 81,000 miles, power seats, leather. I bought it new and have been the only owner.

About a week ago as I turned left, I noticed this creaking sound from the back of the drivers seat. I eventually gave a peek under it and couldn't see anything except some rust, which should be normal. I looked at this forum and read the suggestions but decided anyway to take it to the dealership.

They looked at it, came back with a bill for 120 dollars and said that the seat adjuster was broken and it would cost me around $892 dollar and it had to be ordered from the manufacturer. I had a cow and said I couldn't afford that. The service rep said he would recommend that I just tolerate the noise if it were him. I asked him if it were safe to drive, he said in the 8 years he was at that dealership only 2 ever had the seat back collapse.

I went home and found one of those how do you like the service you got and I filled it out saying in so many words, charging me $120 just to tell me I needed a $800 part was (#$()#(*$% stupid. Got a call the next day from the dealership and they refunded me the $120. That seemed odd and I am guessing they probably figured that they broke the part examining it and felt guilty because who ever heard of a dealership refunding money rather than say nothing.

So what do you folks think about the "broken seat adjuster". It has been just my hind end on the seat, I don't adjust the seat at all, except when I have to put it back after a service check up at the dealership, they are much bigger than me. I think it is crap, the 800 is probably for a new seat.

I am hearing the sound from the rear of the seat, when I make a left turn or when I get out of the Jeep. There has to be a solution less than 800.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:26 AM
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Welcome!

Sorry to hear that about the dealer. I have read there are problems with welds breaking on certain WJ seat frames, especially on the Limiteds and Overlands. Check out the first couple of links in this Yahoo search to get a better idea of the problem.

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Welcome!

Sorry to hear that about the dealer. I have read there are problems with welds breaking on certain WJ seat frames, especially on the Limiteds and Overlands. Check out the first couple of links in this Yahoo search to get a better idea of the problem.

wj seat frame repair - Yahoo! Search Results
I appreciate the information. For some odd reason, no squeak this afternoon. Not sure if there is just enough contraction by the cold or something has shifted. I did price the item and I figure from one supplier about 400 for the mechanism and control.. I will look for the thread and thank you.
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If you need more details or lack the time to dig, I can directly post them for you. Let me know.
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