Bucket Seat Track Spacer Disc Removal/Install

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  1. MoparGuy68

    MoparGuy68 Well-Known Member

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    This is my first time ever attempting to replace these. There is a black plastic disc and a strange looking lock washer. Anyone know the proper method to remove the old and install the new disc/washer?

    The old disc just spins when I turn it, while the washer is fixed in place on the seat track stud.

    Same thing happens with the new one. Disc will spin while washer doesn’t rotate..

    In the past it looks like someone had siliconed the old washer to the old disc so they would rotate together, as one unit. The new ones and unsiliconed old ones don’t rotate around the stud together.

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  2. monroegtx

    monroegtx FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    As far as i’m aware they are just a spacer to adjust the seat height. My spacers were all cracked so i broke them apart and just levered the lock washer up. To put them on you just push them down with your fingers or use a screwdriver. Doesn’t matter whether they rotate or not as they’re pressed against the floor anyway.
     
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    • 493 Mike

      493 Mike FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Those are speed nuts. They are used to hold subassemblies temporarily together. They can be found holding brake drums on the axle studs and evidently on seat hardware.
      Mike
       
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      • chtampa

        chtampa FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        Break the speed nut off with a pick and needle nose pliers and to install a new one tap it on with a socket. They were to keep the spacers from falling off on the assembly line.
         
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          YY1 Well-Known Member

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          I HATE those things.
          (I need the head room)

          They will spin back up the threads with a screwdriver, but that's tedious.

          Break them or bend enough of the spring steel tabs to pull straight off.

          Push the new ones on if you don't need the extra 3/8" like I do.


          OK, I guess I love them since it's so easy to get more room.
           
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          • Hilljack68

            Hilljack68 Well-Known Member

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            Agreed. You’ll have to break them to get them off. New ones can be found at any hardware store.
             
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