back sofa stuck down, wint fold up

Asked by Aug 29, 2010 at 09:04 AM about the 1995 GMC Vandura

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my sofa is stuck down in bed position, it wont fold up. When i push the button, it makes the noise as it wants to go up, but nothing happens. Anyone now if this is something i can do myself?

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try pulling up on the top of the bed where the head rests are towards you as you push the upright button. It's a stretch but it can be done. My van does the same thing. once it comes up a little, it will go the rest of the way on it's own. I hope this helps.

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I have put a light coat of oil around the threads of the lifting mechanism and then like ajodell said kinda of help the situation by physically pulling on the bed

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Make sure there is NOTHING under the bed anywhere. Mine is very fussy if there is anything under the seats. Also, it wont budge unless the engine is actually running.

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