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pulling rear seat for maintenance

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by curiousgeorge, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. curiousgeorge

    curiousgeorge FEOA Member

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    I have a 93 wagon and would like to check the ground and vacuum to the fuel pump. My question is how to get the seat cushion up.
    curiousgeorge
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    It's easy enough to do. IIRC, the seats pull up and out, and the seat backs will need to be unbolted. If they have never been unbolted before this may take some time and a breaker bar, since the other end of the bolt is exposed to the road. Use this as an excuse to put some no-seize on those bolts.
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    Macgyver4 FEOA Member

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    On the 95 sedan there are 2 buttons under the seat you have to push to release the seat. Not sure if your 93 wagon is different.
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    And if this is the first time that rear seat bottom has been pulled up, it may be sort of glued down by the years of resting on the plasticy stuff.

    The bolts holding the seat back pivots down can be really stuck, and some of them may snap off rather than unscrew. I have had to drill some out and re-thread the hole. Its not vital to remove them to work under the seat, but its still a good idea to free them up and lube the threads.
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    My 1993's and 1994's are the same as Macgyver4 states..... It took me a long time to "figure it out", but what they say is true; gotta FIND those two buttons first, then push them IN while lifting on the under/front edge of the seat; I think forcing them up without pushing those buttons IN will either do major damage, or perhaps to even get them to budge.

    Good luck,

    LarryR
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    Ha, even when you KNOW what to do, it's not always easy, especially on 10-15 deg and snow [apt]... psgr side came out "easy", but driver side is a bear right now.... came in to thaw out, and search for a "miracle" answer, ha, but it would be MUCH EASIER if you/I have four hands [a helper], one to push in the button, other to lift; I'm using a flashlight to "see", and screwdriver to lift up the front fabric to see what I want to
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    LariRudi FEOA Donator

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    OOOPS, that went too soon, not finished....to see what I want to SEE, and now need to push in that button..... I'll go try again.

    Yes, today is a 1993 SW, but my 1994 Hatch and 1994 SW are the same as described and photo-ed above.

    LarryR
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    We are wintering in VA for the time being. Today I began putting the clutch and trans onto the engine, for my daughters 94/lx. The high was 35f.
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    Getting any snow? It just started snowing in Baltimore.
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    Just a dusting. Barely enough for folks who drive like its not slippery - to slide into me. So Im at home; either typing here or putting the pressure plate back onto the flywheel of my daughters 94LX.
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    I ran up and down I-81 in VA, WV, MD, and PA a couple times Thursday night into Friday morning and saw several spinouts. Roads weren't even bad. Pretreatment worked and plows were maintaining well.
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    "check the ground and vacuum to the fuel pump"

    There isn't vacuum supplied to the fuel pump on these cars, they send fuel under pressure (32-45psi) to the engine fuel rail, and the surplus is returned under lower pressure back to the fuel tank.

    There are two grounds to the fuel pump, one is in the wire bundle and the other comes out of the bundle and attaches to the chassis via one of the pump access cover screws.

    The pump will run even with that ground wire to the cover screw unattached, but one would assume it is important to have it attached anyway.

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