Author Topic: Driver’s Side Seat Rail Issue  (Read 1430 times)

Nicolas Aristodemou

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Driver’s Side Seat Rail Issue
« on: September 06, 2020, 13:02:12 »
The driver’s seat on my 1970 US spec 280SL although it can be moved on its rails front and back using the adjustment level under the seat, seems to have a backlash of a few millimeters, what ever position it is set up. As a result the seat moves by a few mm when ever I accelerate or stop fast, with a loud click which is very annoying (if not dangerous)

Would anyone know how to fix this issue, probably has to do with the selector level but I cannot find this part. I assume it is item no 7 on the attached schematic from Niemoeller’s online catalogue. It seems this part is no longer available.
Nicolas Aristodemou
Nicosia - CYPRUS
280SL Auto 1970 US spec (W113), 380SL 1982 R107, Citroen DS23 Pallas 1973, Triumph TR4 1963, Triumph Stag 1973, Mini Cooper S Mk1
1965, Jaguar 3.8 Mk2 1962, VW Beetle 1978 Karman Converible, 1987 Ferrari 328GTS

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Re: Driver’s Side Seat Rail Issue
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 15:06:00 »
Are you sure the mounting screws are not loose?
Wallace
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Paul & Dolly

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Re: Driver’s Side Seat Rail Issue
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 16:15:35 »
I suggest you remove the seat and check out the runners.
Full removal details are in our Tech Manual here on site under Seats.

Good luck
Paul
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Nicolas Aristodemou

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Re: Driver’s Side Seat Rail Issue
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2020, 18:40:30 »
I will take out the driver’s seat this weekend and have a close look myself. Thanks for advise
Nicolas Aristodemou
Nicosia - CYPRUS
280SL Auto 1970 US spec (W113), 380SL 1982 R107, Citroen DS23 Pallas 1973, Triumph TR4 1963, Triumph Stag 1973, Mini Cooper S Mk1
1965, Jaguar 3.8 Mk2 1962, VW Beetle 1978 Karman Converible, 1987 Ferrari 328GTS