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Old 06-22-2007
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i got two power leather mountaineer seats and a center console from a 2000 mountaineer for 75 bucks and was wondering if they were a direct bolt in or if i have to drill holes for the console. also i was wondering the best way to get corroded and rusted bolts out without drilling because i just sheared my torx bit trying to get them loose.
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You will need to drill a couple of holes for the coneole and the seats should be a direct bolt, but you will have to do some wiring for them to work.
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You will need to open up the mounting holes on one of the front seat track openings (can't remember which one, right or left) on the Explorer/Mountaineer seats to accept the larger Ranger seat bolts, but besides that it's a direct swap.
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im gonna get some pb blaster and so i can get the last two bolts out and then i should be able to finish it pretty quickly.
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i soaked teh bolts in pb blaster and they are still not budging. is there anything else that i can do?
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Dynamite. Might leave a mark though.
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What bolts are you talking about?
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You will need to open up the mounting holes on one of the front seat track openings (can't remember which one, right or left) on the Explorer/Mountaineer seats to accept the larger Ranger seat bolts, but besides that it's a direct swap.
nope....he has an extended cab, the seat tracks are a direct bolt in.....the only thing that will have to be swapped/modded is the lower seat belt bracket because the Explorer/Mountaineer part is shorter than a Ranger's....
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Dynamite. Might leave a mark though.
AND you wont have to find a place to dispose of your old seat if you do it that way
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i soaked teh bolts in pb blaster and they are still not budging. is there anything else that i can do?
impact wrench.......but i can't believe they are not coming out......mine broke lose like they were brand new...
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did they look like this?
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I hate new england!! why do they have to go all the way through the floor, the other two dont


and by the way, i stripped the one on the passenger side
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all that for 75 dollars...damn
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nope....he has an extended cab, the seat tracks are a direct bolt in.....the only thing that will have to be swapped/modded is the lower seat belt bracket because the Explorer/Mountaineer part is shorter than a Ranger's....
yup...I also have an extended cab. One of the bolt holes on the front of the seat base (where it bolts into the floor) DO require opening up a bit at lease in my case. The Explorer I got my leather/power seats from (a 2001 model with FX interior code seats) used a slight smaller bolt on one location (one of the fronts) than what the four that came from my stock Ranger buckets. The other 3 on each seat were the same as my Ranger bolts. Some years may be different, I'm not sure. Other than that, besides the seat belt bracket as Lifted97Ranger mentioned it is a direct bolt in. When you swap on the seat belt bracket, use a high quality bolt. I used Grade 8 stainless and a nylon lock washer. Overkill is a good idea here.

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yup...I also have an extended cab. One of the bolt holes on the front of the seat base (where it bolts into the floor) DO require opening up a bit at lease in my case.
must be a case to case bases.....mine bolted directly in......no modification to the Explorer seat brackets what so ever.......
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rusted bolts

I used cold chisel and hammer to knock loose my seatbelt bolts, weren't quite as rusty looking as yours. Spray with break free penetratring oil or whatever, whack head of bolt with hammer and chisel in counter clockwise direction, apply wrench with cheater bar. If, no luck wait a few hours and try again, day after day.
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