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    Default Question about Jeep seats

    My stock Jeep seats no longer flip up automatically when you slide them forward. I have to put my hand all the way under the seat and feel for the manual lever (this is a dangerous prospect as there are all kind of creepy crawly things that hide out under there) to flip the seat all the way up.

    Any ideas how I could fix this?
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    Lubricate the mechanism...WD-40 comes to mind

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    Since I have the seat out right now, I actually thought of that. I had done it once before but it still didn't work right. I'll take a closer look at the mechanism tomorrow afternoon. I know on the driver's side, the cable that goes from the tab on the seat to the lever is broken. Hope that's not the issue on the pax seat.
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    WD 40, that or dynamite (SP) One of the two is bound to work
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    Dynamite...hmmmmm. Actually, lubrication is probably what it needs but WD-40 and any other oil based lube will attract dust and dirt, thus jamming the thing up again anyway. Was thinking about using the carbon powder spray ( I think thats what it is. It sprays on as a powder and is kinda grayish) that I used on the zippers for the top.
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    Dont use wd40. its not really a lube as it eveporates (use that more for cleaning and loosening stuff). use white lithium grease

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    Not that it matters now that you know the cable is busted, but the powder you're referring to is most likely graphite powder. It is also available in a aresol spray
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