Continental 2000-2002

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Power Seat Motor



Removal & Installation
  1. While the seat is still in the vehicle, remove the rear Torx® head motor retaining screw from the track assembly.
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  3. Run the seat motor to align the gear with the notches in the track assembly.
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  5. Remove the seat and track assembly.
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  7. Remove the seat back as follows:
    1. Remove the recliner release lever handle, bezel and spacer, if equipped.
    2.  
    3. Remove the seat back release knob and bezel, if equipped.
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    5. Pull back the rear outboard cushion trim cover at the carpet and remove the push pin from the frame.
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    7. Remove the 2 rear (one upper and one lower) hog rings to expose the lower recliner latch or 4-door recliner lock out plate.
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    9. Remove the 2 retaining bolts and cable retainer, if equipped.
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    11. Lift the seat back upward and pull outboard to disengage the center hinge.
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    13. Remove the seat back.
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  9. Detach the seat control from the track assembly at the connectors.
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  11. Remove the upper and lower shield(s) from the outboard side of the seat cushion, if equipped.
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  13. Remove the 4 bolts retaining each track to the seat frame.
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  15. Remove the nut retaining the seat belt buckle to the track and remove the center occupant belt from the mounting slot.
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  17. Remove the track and motor assembly from the seat.
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  19. Remove the assist springs.
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  21. Tap out the roll pins retaining the inner track assembly to the motor and outer track assembly.
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  23. Remove the 2 motor retaining nuts and remaining Torx® head screw.
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  25. Carefully separate the motor from the seat track assembly.
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  27. Remove the drive cross shaft.
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To install:

  1. Position the motor to the seat track assembly. Make sure the guide is in place around the gear.
  2.  
  3. Install the motor retaining nuts and front Torx® head screw.
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  5. Assemble the inner track assembly and drive cross shaft to the outer track and motor assembly.
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  7. Install the roll pins. Make sure the tracks are aligned in proper position.
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  9. Install the assist springs.
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  11. Position the track and motor assembly to the seat cushion.
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  13. Install the 4 track-to-cushion retaining bolts.
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  15. Install the center occupant belt through the mounting slot and install the seat belt buckle and retaining nut to the track.
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  17. Install the upper and lower shield(s) to the outboard seat cushion, if equipped.
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  19. Attach the seat control to the track assembly at the connectors.
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  21. Install the seat back in the reverse order of removal.
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  23. Install the seat in the vehicle.
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  25. Position the seat to allow the rear Torx® head screw to be installed.
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  27. Check the seat for proper operation.
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Power Front Seats
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the access covers from the lower shields, if equipped, or insulators, if equipped, to expose the nuts and washers and/or bolts.
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  5. Remove the nuts and washers and/or bolts retaining the seat track to the floorpan.
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  7. Lift the seat up enough to disconnect the seat harness connector and disconnect the connector.
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  9. On certain models, remove the bolt(s) attaching the seat belts to the floor.
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  11. Remove the seat and track assembly from the vehicle.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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Removal & Installation



Rear Seat
  1. Apply knee pressure to the lower front portion of the rear seat cushion. Push rearward to disengage the seat cushion from the retainer brackets.
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  3. Remove the outer seat belt and seat back lower retaining screws.
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  5. Grasp the seat back at the bottom and lift up to disengage the hanger wire from the retainer brackets.
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  7. Remove the seat back from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Position the seat back into the vehicle so that the hanger wire is engaged with the retaining brackets.
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  3. Install the outer seat belt and seat back lower retainer screws. Tighten to 22-32 ft. lbs. (30-43 Nm).
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  5. Position the seat cushion into the vehicle. Apply knee pressure to the lower portion of the seat cushion, pushing rearward and down to lock the cushion into position.
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  7. Check the rear seat cushion to make sure it is secured into the floor retainer.
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Fig. Rear seat cushion installation-typical



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Fig. Rear seat back installation-typical

 
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