Seat Track Blues.....

Yeahbut

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Hi Guys.....

Newbie here. I'm not much of a forum guy....Never needed to get involved... Well, I shouldn't say that I own a couple of 97 TC money pits......Owning one of those is like dating a beautiful women....Ha, the wallet just keeps coming out......But lucky for me the past 7 years I've owned a 03....What a change from the 97's...So here is my question..... Power seat track is on it's last leg...Got the ol clicking sound. I want to replace it with a junkyard special but are the 01's specific to the 01's or can I use the one off my 03....Thanking all of you in advance....Deejay..... PS. It's a Cartier so it has the memory & heated seats...A needle in the haystack....
 

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Welcome to the Forum.

I don't know if they are the same. We have procedures to replace them for 1998 thru 2002 series and 2003 and up series here: Town Car seat track replacement the track comes with motors. When I have obtained parts from a wrecker there is a list of compatible years for the part they have, so you should be able to get guaranteed advice from your parts source.

Good luck.
 

Yeahbut

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Hey thanks Town.....Gonna pull the seat & take a look at it tomorrow just to get an idea what I'm up against...... I'll let you know how this turns out......Thanks again !!!! Deejay
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UPDATE...... Sold the car. Just couldn't come to grips with the 0's1 vs the 03's. Didn't like the car as beautiful as it was.... I sold it within days to a very nice older lady who fell in love with the car...I mean FELL IN LOVE ! Before I sold it I took the seat out & cleaned it up to no avail.....I want to help her get this seat right...My question is...If I can't find another track out of a 98-2002 with memory, heated seats, & airbags will the motor assembly work out of any track within those years ??? Thanking you in advance Town .... :) Deejay.
 

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The memory seats use a sensor which is not part of the track assembly so I would think all would be good for track replacement. The side air bag is deployed by a Restraints Control Module that is separate from the seat operation modules (DDM and DSM). Heated seats are also separate from the seat operation modules.

I think you can replace the track as a unit from 1998 to 2002 models. But I have never tried to do that so it is a guess. Nice of you to help the new buyer out.

Good luck.
 

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Hey Town,

I'm gonna go look at another Town Car. I remember you started a thread about what to look for before hand but can't find it....Thanks....Deejay
 

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Yes it is hard to find a thread when you only have generalised information on a lot of topics. So perhaps start a new thread using your target series: up to 1997, 1998 thru 2002, 2003 and up?

If you get a lot of useful info then you could put a link into the Tech forum for future reference.
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