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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 21:45    Post subject: Drivers Seat Reply with quote

As I climbed out of my Monterey earlier tonight I heard a loud noise and found that the curved spring underneath the drivers seat had snapped..Can anyone tell me if theses springs are available or is it another seat required..Any help would be most welcome
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 22:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got one busted on mine, too. It gives me a heck of a numb bum after a while.

I was thinking of either taking the seat out and trying to find a sheet of something stiff but flexible - maybe polystyrene or even a bit of 2 or 3 ply - and slide it between the remaining springs and the squab foam to bridge the gap.

I also thought it might be worth swapping the front seat squabs since the driver's side has been sat on for about 100k miles whilst the passenger one has probably been sat on for no more than 10k at the most.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 23:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think you can get the springs on their own
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 23:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

eithan h wrote:
i think you can get the springs on their own


Oh? That's too easy!! hilarious
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 18:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can where?  We have snap spring under drivers seat.  Gotta be chaeper tahn rying to get new seat
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 18:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have thought any automotive upholsters would be able to help.  I would imagine seat springs are pretty universal.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 19:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

eithan h wrote:
i think you can get the springs on their own


I presume that's from Isuzu. I did mean to check but I forgot...........  Rolling Eyes



Philp wrote:
I'd have thought any automotive upholsters would be able to help.  I would imagine seat springs are pretty universal.


I don't think they are, Philip - they look pretty specific to me.

I found that the spring that was broken on mine was the second to rearmost. The rearmost is right under the backrest and my bum isn't sharp enough to get any weight that far back! Embarassed  So, I simply removed the rearmost spring and moved it forward one space - easy!

The job's a good 'un, cost nothing and it only took a little under an hour including removing and refitting the seat.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 22:24    Post subject: Re: Drivers Seat Reply with quote

Hobbynut wrote:
As I climbed out of my Monterey earlier tonight I heard a loud noise and found that the curved spring underneath the drivers seat had snapped..Can anyone tell me if theses springs are available or is it another seat required..Any help would be most welcome
Cheers
Hobbynut


same happened to me and of corse it was the middle 1 (just where ur †bum wud be) but 3 other springs had came unfixed...
easy fix...i took seat out (5 min job only 4 bolts) put springs back into holders that were ok (dead simple) spring that snapped done the same but took a bit more pulling accross (but where mine snapped i'd omly lost 1 loop if you have a look at springs u'll no what i mean)...pair of pliers and some good old fashioned brute force...job done.....i've now had to reposition my rear view mirror as i'm now sitting back higher †LaughingLaughingLaughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 22:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

I REPLACED MINE  from a scrap vauxhall astra same fitting as izuey troop
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 22:29    Post subject: Drivers seats springs Reply with quote

Try visiting an upholserers.  They sell all types of springs and don't cost very much.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it the spring itslef snapped? Usually there is a little ring that attaches to the frame, that the spring hooks onto. All you have to do is take the seat out and stretch the spring to the frame and hook it on there - only a few millimeteres, but may get you swearing! Very Happy

I had a few of those to do! When you do this though, get a few strong cable ties and wqrap around to stop it working loose again (just stops it sliding out)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

ian roby wrote:
I REPLACED MINE †from a scrap vauxhall astra same fitting as izuey troop


I am interested in your modification. Which year Astra model where your seats from? please let me know. thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont hold your breath for a reply, the post is 11 years old!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 22:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malcolm wrote:
Dont hold your breath for a reply, the post is 11 years old!!!!!!


I am just holding my old seat for the time being  Wink . thanks for the advice Laughing
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