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NV010-02 11/28/2002 Interior - Front Seat Squeak/Creak Noise

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Interior - Front Seat Squeak/Creak Noise
Information
Interior - Front Seat Squeak/Creak Noise
Repair Procedure
Leather Seat
Fabric Seat

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NV010-02

Title:
FRONT SEAT SQUEAK

Models:
'03 4Runner

November 28, 2002

Introduction

Some customers may experience a squeak/creak noise from the front seats. The following procedures have been developed to reduce this noise.

Applicable Vehicles

2003 model year 4Runner vehicles.







Parts Information







Warranty Information

Applicable Warranty *:

This repair is covered under the Toyota Comprehensive Warranty. This warranty is in effect for 36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle's in-service date.

* Warranty application is limited to correction of a problem based upon a customer's specific complaint.

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. Remove the 4 seat track covers and 4 seat track mounting bolts.

2. Remove the headrest assembly.

3. Tilt the seat forward.








4. Disconnect the two seat backboard cover rubber bands from the hooks.

5. Lift up the seat backboard cover, and remove the two front seat backboard installation screws.








6. Temporarily reinstall the four seat track mounting bolts.








7. Remove the seat backboard.

A. While pressing the board to the vehicle front side (push in on the backboard), pull the backboard toward the seat center in order to disconnect the two claws (A) on each of the side surfaces of the board.

B. While pressing the board toward the vehicle front side, pull it downward and disconnect the two claws (B) at the top of the board.









8. Disconnect the six plastic seat cover hooks from the seat frame wire and the two plastic seat cover hooks from the front seat backboard cover.

NOTE :Early production vehicles may have only four plastic seat cover hooks connected to the seat frame wire.

9. Pull the front seat backboard cover up and remove it.








10. Remove the three hog rings that secure the seat back cover and the two hog rings that secure the bands to the seat frame.

NOTE :Early production vehicles may have only three hog rings that secure the seat back cover and no bands.








11. Push the seat back pad forward until the lower rear end of the pad is wedged in front of the connecting rod.

NOTE :Be careful not to push on the pads with excessive force because they could be torn or the wire harness could be disconnected.








12. For seats equipped with side airbag:

Remove the seat back cover bracket set nut (bracket found only on the outside seat back frame rail).








13. For seats equipped with side airbag:
Remove the two seat back cover brackets from the frame.

14. While moving the seat back pad to gain access to the seat frame, attach a piece of felt to the wire.

Felt Size:Length 185 mm
Width: 40 mm
Thickness: 16G2 mm

NOTE :

^ Be careful not to open the pad too much as the seat back pad could tear.









^ Securely align the felt as shown in the illustration so that it cannot come off.

^ Be sure to align the overlapping felt so it faces towards the rear of the vehicle as shown.

15. Repeat step 14 for the opposite side.








16. For seats equipped with side airbag:

Install the inner bracket to the frame, and then install the outer bracket.








17. For seats equipped with side airbag:
Install and tighten the set nut.

Torque: 5.5 N-m (56 kgf-cm, 48 in.-lbf)








18. Pull out the front seat back pad to the bottom of the connecting rod (original position).








19. Place the resin plates of the seat back cover between the frame and inner cover.








20. Pull the flap of the seat back cover up and affix it to the frame with hog rings using hog ring pliers.

NOTE :

^ Be sure to use coated hog rings (9046816019) to prevent any abnormal noise.

^ Non-reusable part.









21. Pull out the bands at both ends of the seat back cover and affix them with hog rings using hog ring pliers.

NOTE :Skip this step if the vehicle has no bands.








22. Position the seat back cover end between the cushion shield and the frame.








23. Install the seat backboard cover.

A. Slide the seat backboard cover hook onto the frame.

B. Position both ends between the seat back pad and frame.









24. Connect the six hooks of the seat cover to the seat frame wire and the two hooks of the seat cover to the seat backboard cover.

NOTE :Early production vehicles may have only four plastic seat cover hooks connected to the seat frame wire.








25. Re-install the seat backboard in reverse order of step 7 A and B.

NOTE :There should be no wrinkles or gaps on the fitting surfaces. Be sure that the four claws are securely engaged.

26. Remove the four seat track mounting bolts.

27. Turn up the front seat backboard cover, then install the two front seat backboard installation screws.

28. Lift up the seat back side of the seat.








29. Connect the two seat backboard cover rubber bands to the hooks.

30. Insert your fingers between the board and seat surface to check whether the four claws are securely hooked.

31. Install the four seat track mounting bolts.

Torque: 37 N-m (375 kgf-cm, 27 ft-lbf)

32. Install the four seat track covers.

33. Install the headrest assembly.

34. Fully recline the seat back, lightly grasp the portions shown by the circles in the illustration and lightly pull in the direction of the arrow. Check that the seat back pad cannot be seen.

HINT :If the resin plates shown in step 19 are out of position, the seat back pad can be seen during this check.






#3
1. Remove the 4 seat track covers and 4 seat track mounting bolts.

2. Remove the headrest assembly.

3. Tilt the seat forward.








4. Disconnect the two seat backboard cover rubber bands from the hooks.

5. Temporarily reinstall the four seat track mounting bolts.








6. Lift up the seat back board cover, and remove the three hog rings that secure the seat back cover and the two hog rings that secure the seat back cover end to the seat frame. Unzip the seat fastener.

NOTE :Early production vehicles may have two more hog rings that secure the end of the seat fastener to the seat frame. In this case, remove these two hog rings also.








7. Push the seat back pad forward until the lower rear end of the pad is wedged in front of the connecting rod.

NOTE :Be careful not to push on the pads with excessive force because they could be torn or the wire harness could be disconnected.








8. For seats equipped with side airbag:
Remove the seat back cover bracket set nut (bracket found only on the outside seat back frame rail).








9. For seats equipped with side airbag:
Remove the two seat back cover brackets from the frame.








10. While moving the seat back pad to gain access to the seat frame, attach a piece of felt to the wire.

Felt Size:Length: 185 mm
Width: 40 mm
Thickness: 2 mm

NOTE :

^ Be careful not to open the pad too much as the seat back pad could tear.

^ Securely align the felt as shown in the illustration so that it cannot come off.

^ Be sure to align the overlapping felt so it faces towards the rear of the vehicle as shown.


11. Repeat step 10 for the opposite side.








12. For seats equipped with side airbag:
Install the inner bracket to the frame, and then install the outer bracket.








13. For seats equipped with side airbag:
Install and tighten the set nut.

Torque: 5.5 N-m (56 kgf-cm, 48 in.-lbf)








14. Pull out the front seat back pad to the bottom of the connecting rod (original position).








15. Place the resin plates of the seat back cover between the frame and inner cover.








16. Pull the flap of the seat back cover up and affix it to the frame with hog rings using hog ring pliers.

NOTE :

^ Be sure to use coated hog rings (90468-16019) to prevent any abnormal noise.

^ Non-reusable part.









17. Pull out the seat back cover end at both ends of the seat back cover so that the seat back cover end does not sag and affix it to the frame with hog rings using hog ring pliers.

18. Remove the four seat track mounting bolts.

19. Zip the seat fastener, and push the end of the seat fastener between seat cover end and seat frame.

20. Lift up the seat back side of the seat.

21. Connect the two seat backboard cover rubber bands to the hooks.

22. Install the four seat track mounting bolts.

Torque: 37 N-m (375 kgf-cm, 27 ft-lbf)

23. Install the four seat track covers.

24. Install the headrest assembly.








25. Fully recline the seat back, lightly grasp the portions shown by the circles in the illustration and lightly pull in the direction of the arrow. Check that the seat back pad cannot be seen.

HINT :If the resin plates shown in step 15 are out of position, the seat back pad can be seen during this check.
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I've had my car for around 2 months now and I've noticed my seat squeaks. When under braking or acceleration the transfer of weight in my seat causes it to squeak (like a slow high pitch groan). Getting annoying! !!
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