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Passenger side front seat back rattle. Suggestions how to fix?

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Passenger side front seat back rattle. Suggestions how to fix?

I have the leather bucket seats in my Ranger. For the past year or so, either my passenger seat in the front has started rattling or I just started to notice around a year ago. Either way, it's only the seat back, not the entire seat assembly. And it only happens when the seat is empty. Does anyone know of a way to eliminate or at least lessen the rattle? It's really annoying.
 
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tighten the bolts lol
 
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take it to an upholstery shop, have them pull the covers/foam and look for something broken. i do this a lot, but more so with rattles coming from sunroof/headliners.
 
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Originally Posted by trextegra View Post
tighten the bolts lol
If there were bolts I could see and/or access where the seat back mounts to the seat bottom, I would. It's not the bolts holding the seat to the floor. Those are tight. It's coming from the seat back. When I go over bumps, If I lightly put my hand on the passenger seat back when empty, the rattle stops. No matter how hard I press on the seat bottom, it doesn't minimize the rattle.
 
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Originally Posted by drppdyllwrngr View Post
take it to an upholstery shop, have them pull the covers/foam and look for something broken. i do this a lot, but more so with rattles coming from sunroof/headliners.
That's not a bad idea. Might be a while before I can get around to doing that though.
 
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I am interested to hear your findings. The back of the passenger seat of my 02 does this as well. I usually just ignore it, lol.
 
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Originally Posted by smash_lizard View Post
I am interested to hear your findings. The back of the passenger seat of my 02 does this as well. I usually just ignore it, lol.
if you ever want to come down to wilmington on a weekend, we can pull it apart here at my place and see if i we can find anything.
 
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Front seat back rattle

Has anyone responded with an answer to the seat back rattle question? I have the same thing on my truck.
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Originally Posted by Tribefan View Post
I have the leather bucket seats in my Ranger. For the past year or so, either my passenger seat in the front has started rattling or I just started to notice around a year ago. Either way, it's only the seat back, not the entire seat assembly. And it only happens when the seat is empty. Does anyone know of a way to eliminate or at least lessen the rattle? It's really annoying.
I just put mine all the way back. Only way I could stop it.
 
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