rvrchsrhtr, on Wednesday, November 19th, 2008, 9:34 AM, said:
How hard is it to replace a seat motor on a 98 Grand AM GT? How much do they cost? should I try looking at the junkyards maybe?
Is your vehicle a V6 3.1L or V4 2.4L? What is the eight digit of your VIN number? (T or M?) Also, what is your zip code?There are three reversible motors that operate the Power Seats. The front and back heights of the seat are controlled by different motors which can be raised or lowered independently of each other by pushing the front or rear Height Switch. When the Entire Seat Switch is pushed to the UP or DOWN position, both motors run to move the front and back of the seat at the same time.The Forward-Back Motor is operated by the Entire Seat Switch. When it is held in the FORWARD position, battery voltage is applied through the switch contacts to CKT 285 and the Forward-Back Motor. The motor is grounded through CKT 284 and the contact of the Entire Seat Switch to ground. The motor runs to drive the seat forward until the switch is released.With the Entire Seat Switch in BACK, CKT 284 receives battery voltage and CKT 285 is grounded. This reverse polarity causes the motor to run in the opposite direction and drive the seat backwards.The front and rear Height Motors operate in a similar way when the front or rear Height Switch is operated.The entire seat is raised when the Entire Seat Switch is held in UP. This applies battery voltage to CKT's 283 and 287, and ground to both the front Height and Entire Seat Switch contacts. Both motors run to drive the entire seat up. A similar action occurs to move the entire seat down.Each motor is protected by a built-in electronic Circuit Breaker (PTC). If the Seat Switch is held too long with the seat obstructed or after the seat is fully up or down, forward or back, the PTC resistance increases. The resistance returns to normal after voltage is removed from the motor terminals.
Suited_Up, on Wednesday, November 19th, 2008, 9:51 AM, said:
I want to sell my car. Best way to go about it quickly? I put an ad on craigslist a week or two ago, got one guy to come look, but didn't hear back, probably because my stupid hood decided not to open when he came to look at it. Happened once before, just needed some wd40, but of all times. Anyway....98 Civic EX Coupe, 102k miles, could use a new muffler, bumper scratches from living in the city, otherwise engine and trans are just dandy.But yeah, what do you think the easiest way to get it sold would be?
If it doesn't sell quickly on craigslist or ebay, then you are probably asking too much. You could also try cars.com or autotrader, both those sites get a lot of traffic, but then will cost you money.