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Offline JayRamb

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Has anyone lubed the power seat cables?
« on: August 07, 2011, 10:45:21 PM »
My power seat cables are dry adn could use a little lubrication. My assumption is to disconnect the switch and take the cover plate off. Remove the power motor. Then spray lube in to the cables. I have a cable that won't move my seat forward or back. The motor has power but I've told by a Ford guy that the cables can become dry and kink against metal tubing and won't go freely. Anyone have this happen? Anyone have this experience?
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Re: Has anyone lubed the power seat cables?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2011, 11:13:24 PM »
The power window cables may suffer from the same lack of lube, as they are the same design.  I suspect that lubing the cables (power seat and window) would prolong their life.
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Re: Has anyone lubed the power seat cables?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 11:40:43 PM »
I would use white lithium grease or some graphite powder, there suppose to attract less dirt and grime.
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