1999 chrysler town and country driver's seat moves fore and aft when braking or accelarating. What's the fix for this?

Asked by Jan 10, 2016 at 11:21 PM about the 1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1999 chrysler town and country driver's seat moves fore and aft when braking or accelarating.

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Move your seat, while sitting in it, until you feel a click. If you do not feel a click, look under the seat to see what is preventing it from locking in place. Hope this helps

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My cousins seat did this in her older truck. The piece that would click to hold it in place under the seat had broke. I would suggest inspecting under the seat after you tried the previous answer. If it is broken, you may need to take it to a dealership or pull a new seat from a junk yard. Bolt it down indefinitely in one position.

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Would like to thank you both for taking the time to answer! I removed the side and front shields for the seat. There's a black cylinder with a white plastic gear sticking out that was just laying there. i stuck that into what appears it should go and the seat was ok until I moved it. Unfortunately the cheap metal casing that attaches the cylinder to the other part is broken. That appears to be the problem. I sorta fixed the fore and aft motion by using a bungie cord. I wrapped the cord around the bottom frame of the seat to the round bar under it. I still get a slight aft motion when I accelerate but no fore motion when I brake. I don't know what that particular part is called but it appears to be replaceable. However, I may need a special tool to do that since the bolts are not hex nor torx nor anything common. I will be visiting the local junk yard. I will be looking for a manual seat like the passenger side. Thanks for your time.

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