Q: Driver seat loose / moves slightly on acceleration and stopping.

asked by on

The seat on driver side is a power seat. It wiggles back and forth when not full back. Not sure if it needs a washer or rail ? Also waiting for quote etc. on serpentine which is squeeking, and both left hand door locks are in need of repair . when lock or open they make a noise like something is stripped. Front door does not lock and back door does not open with remote. Actuator ?

My car has 112000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The driver seat has a gear track that the seat rides on and allows the seat to move forwards and backwards. The gears are probably worn and need to be replaced. As for the doors, a damaged or failed actuator will cause a door to not unlock or lock electronically. Check the wire harness to the actuator and activate the actuator by the remote and see if power is being sent to the actuator. If there is power, then the actuator has failed and needs replaced. If there is no power, then check all of the fuses and look for any possible burned wires or loose grounds.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Driver seat loose / moves slightly on acceleration and stopping.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: No acceleration while full throttle

If the oxygen sensor waveform doesn't look "well" on a scope (a direct test), it definitely should be replaced prior to (or during) the diagnostics as such could be at least a part cause of your difficulty. Slow acceleration can...

Q: Driver's seat no longer moves back when key is removed

I would go into your message center in your Lincoln MKZ to the settings menu. You can then scroll down until you find the feature that is labeled "Easy Exit". Once this feature is found, you should have the option...

Q: Car wont start unless I let it sit for 35 mins

This is a common sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.