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Passenger seat creaking noise when being adjusted

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I got an aweful creaking noise when I adjust the passenger seat forward/backward. Sounds like it needs some lubrication. Anyone know where to lube? Can I just partially remove the seat and tilt it up to access the bottom motor/track/hinges, etc. to lube?

2003 Carrera Coupe regular leather seats.


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I had exactly the same problem and its a simple fix and known problem. See the 996 Carrera TSB 7213 under the DIY Tools menu. Link below should take you there.

TSB 7213 - Noise When Electric Seat Fore / Aft Adjustment Is Activated

Hope this helps make things quiet for you as it did for me.

Thanks a lot! Just downloaded it. Will take a closer look. Thanks again.

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  • 1 month later...

Had the same noise with my seats. Drivers side was much worse than the passenger side. Was able to get the passenger seat out and lubed, per the TSB.

Drivers side was another story. Got 3 of the 4 bolts out before I stripped the head (didn't have the right socket for Torx head bolts). Finally had to drill it out. Luckly, didn't mess up the threads.

Finally ready to lube all of the areas indicated in the TSB. Moved the seat forward and backward while in an upright position to spread the grease. Put the seat back down into position and moved it forward and backward to see if job complete. Noise is still there! Seems to be the same as before. The noise is worse going backwards.

Anyone have any ideas what could be causing the noise?

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Sorry, didn't realize there was another thread that discusses this issue. Orient Express, any chance you can provide photos or instructions on how disassemble the track motor assembly so that the the cable in the Bowden tube can be lubed?

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