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Removing passenger seat

I have a 2 door, and a 60/40 seat. and if i tackle my dead space area with some mods, see my other thread, it would be MUCH easier if i removed my passenger seat. what all is involved with this, and is it heavy? like, how heavy? I know there are 4 bolts, and a wire connector underneath, I have all the tools required to remove the seat, just im wondering how difficult it is.

also, is the disconnect under the seat a btch to disconnect?
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the 4 bolts diconnect the wire and easy lift out make sure its not snagging on anything and take it out, weighs like oh hell 30-50 pounds i take my 60/40 out all time by myself, one tip colaps the seat so its like you want to get into the back of the truck you know all forwards makes snaking it out threw the door easier
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4 bolts ( 5/8ths ) and the airbag sensor. its a 2 minute job.
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4 bolts ( 5/8ths ) and the airbag sensor. its a 2 minute job.

my 01 has torx bolts size 55, same as the bed
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^strange.. my 00 has the (4) 5/8ths bolts
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yep 4 bolts and the wire; simple removal. I would say the seat weighs no more then 30-35lbs.
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^strange.. my 00 has the (4) 5/8ths bolts

so did my 99, but my 01 has torx bolts
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My 2000 has 4 5/8's bolts. I guess that's a good thing since I can't seem to find a T55 Torx bit in anything but a multi-pack, which I already have.

Anyone know where to get a single T55 bit?
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Autozone bits are crap! I busted one taking out my rear seats. Get craftsman at Sears. I bought the same bit there, and it was strong enough.
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Anybody have any tips on undoing these bolts. I've tried everything to loosen them up but I can only get 3 out on the passenger side and 1 out on the drivers side. They seem to be unwilling to move and it's becoming a PITA...any help?
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Use more elbow greese if you are using a alen wrench, if you are using a drill use a drill with a cord, they usually have more torque and power.
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Well the wrenchs I'm using are beginning to actually chip off from them not being able to move the bolt, and the bolts are beginning to get stripped too which is why I stopped right now. I sprayed the bolts down with wd40 and that didn't seem to help at all...


btw, it's a 98 so it just has 4 5/8 bolts to take out no allen wrench or torx bits to use
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Any other ideas?
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Somebodys got to be able to help me out on this, I got one bolt left on the passenger seat that has so far broken a socket(cracked it down the side), looks like its about to break the adjustable wrench when I pull on it, and doesn't move when using the cordless drill...help
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is the 60 on the driver or pass. side of the newer ones???..
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did you spray the bolt threads from underneath? You might not be able to see them, but they are sprayable with wd40.. try that, it should help ya!
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Yeah, I did underneath too...they looked pretty rusted so I think thats whats holding me up. It's pissing me off because I got these new seats sitting here and can't get a damn bolt off for the life of me.
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make sure you are useing a 6 point socket and if you can use an impact socket so it doesn't break and maybe an impact gun. Hmm i think that my bolt is a 17mm but i'm not sure on that, I am sure that its metric.
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I only have one 15mm wrench and that works, but its hard to get any torque on that because it's pretty small and the pipe I got here won't fit onto the end of it. No impact gun here either, my uncle has one but he's a good hour and a half drive away. What makes no sense to me is how the other 3 came off really easily and this 4th on just is being a huge ***** to get off. There's got to be an easier way.
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You just need to let it soak with either wd40 or PB blaster (overnight maybe?) are you using an extension on the ratchet? if so what size?
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I've used every wrench that we got here, 3 sizes of adjustable wrenches, 2 different just normal straight wrenches, attachment on cordless drill, and two different socket wrenches...the sockets that I'm using are about 3 or 4 different lengths, all are 5/8ths in diameter though. I'm beginning to wonder if this is even worth all the trouble as the seats I have don't even bolt right in. I was just hoping I would be able to switch the tracks, but this bolt is being uncooperative. One of the wrenches I'm using is chipping off because the bolt just won't move.
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don't know if you're still working at it or not, but i've always had good luck with letting some penetrating oil (somethin more than wd40) sit overnight. hope whatever you do works out for ya. good luck!
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spray the threads that you can see exposed inside the cab with wd40 and tighten it back up, then loosen it out again and try to work it that way, every time spraying more wd40
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Push down on the seat or put weight in the seat while you are trying to loosen the last bolt. The seats will lean when all but one attachment point is removed and this will put added pressure on the remaining bolt, making it harder to remove. Tis a thought.
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