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Old 09-10-2017, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default Anybody have a wobbly seat in a classic Dodge?

My driver and passenger seat are wobbly (RT Dodge 2000). I think there is far too much play with a thick washer that is part of the swivel mechanism.

Anybody else have have "wobbly" or "rockin'" seats?

Any solutions?

I am thinking a machinist can fabricate replacement washers that fit correctly.

Any machinists in this group?

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Old 09-11-2017, 02:24 AM   #2
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Our seats are firmly seated in our 1999 American Cruiser on a Dodge van chassis.
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:59 AM   #3
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Hi.
My 1997RT has seats with a little bit of play in them.....
Yeah probably wobbly,just sounds bad.
But they seem to be firmly bolted.
I think for me the amount of time and trouble would not be worth the gain.
Easy way to do it would be to replace the seats.
Easy,not inexpensive.
I believe another fix could be to weld the mechanism solid.
You would still have movement towards and away from the wheel. But would lose the ability to swivel.
I actually have come to like the movement....kinda like driving in a rocking chair lol.
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I have a 2000 RT 190V and have the same issue, a little play in the swivel. Does anybody know if these seats are made by Dodge or by Roadtrek? I am trying to replace the broken and worn drivers side seat cushion but can't find one like it and in particular nothing in that Auqua or Teal color???
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If you weld the swivel mechanism how are you going to rotate rearward to dine?
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:05 AM   #6
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Mine are a tad wobbly. Mine's a 1996 Dodge. I took the driver's chair off a couple weeks ago for a good cleaning. When I put it back on I found that if I tighten that center nut nice and tight the slight wiggle-wobble went away. And yeah, then the chair wouldn't rotate.

So, I managed to loosen it enough to allow it to rotate with only a minor wobble. I found that you should make it tighter than you think because they're easier to rotate when you're sitting in them.
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Yep my drivers seat was bad every time you hit the brakes the seat tipped forward. But I think my problem was not in the pedestal mine seemed to be in the seat rails themselves. I don't use the seat by the door so I swapped it out with the drivers and that fixed it. I still have the pedestal but I don't think that's what you need.
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I think I need the pedestal. Got any pictures?
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I sent a pm but don't know if it went so I'll just post the pictures here.



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