How do I repair the second row sliding seat?

Asked by Jan 01, 2014 at 11:15 AM about the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban C1500 LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 99 c1500 suburban.  The second row sliding seat does not slide forward.  I have
raised the seat and the mechanism works manually, however, the levers that operate the
mechanism seem to be somehow disconnected.  Suggestions?

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MY SOLUTION The plastic piece that always break is not available from GM. You have to buy the whole riser part with the rail. The dealer wanted $240 so that was out of the questions. I then tried several glues to fix my the plastic part but it does not hold since there is just too much force in that small plastic piece. MY CHEAP FIX My fix was to drill a small hole through the break and then use a strong wire to hold it all together. I twisted it to make it tight. So far it have hold up.

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There is a piece on ebay being made for this that I bought and it works perfectly.....Cost 15 or 20 and saved money because I didn't have to replace the whole seat. http://www.ebay.com/itm/400885439171?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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I have a quick low or no cost fix to the second seat not sliding problem....Remove the spring and plastic cam part and cable that goes both to the seat back and release lever. Install a wire rope with either wire clamps or cable seals if you have the tool. See the picture. You replace the bolt into the lower cam that moves the claw out to release the seat. this will allow you to slide the seat easily. If you want to lower the seat in the cargo position, just unhook the loop you made on the back end and the seat back will lower to the folded over seat botoom. It tkes only a second to unhook the loop. Then replace the loop when completed using the cargo loading position. You will not need the upper cam part for any reason....See attached picture, oops, its upside down, but you can see how it works.....

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