Power Seat Rebuild Question

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    bnz84 Active Member

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    Im rebuilding a 65 (I think) 6 way power seat and am wondering about the disassembly of the gear head from the screw jacks. I removed the roll pin but am not sure how the head comes off. Splines? Threaded? Or maybe it doesnt. Looks like others have done this (@Zymurgy) so want to ask before I do damage to this cool piece of engineering. thnx

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    I never separated the top gear from the bottom worm gear, I honestly don't see the point and won't take the chance of damaging it. I just disassembled cleaned it up and then put it back together with white lithium grease.
     
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    thnx, but does the worm gear come out? Maybe once I get the rusted pivot/cotter pin out?
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Now I understand. I really thought it did. This evening I will go through and see if I have a detailed picture. I know I did not remove any cotter pins during the restoration, so it is possible I just soaked it in diesel, blew it out with compressed air and then packed it with new grease.
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I was able to locate my old pictures. I did not take it apart any further than you have right now.

    All I can say is it runs effortlessly now, so advance any further in the teardown at your own risk. It didn't seem to hurt my performance at all. Mine would barely move beforehand, and never had full range of movement.
     
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    Thanks, I can complete the process as is but the roll pin led me down a "pull it off" path. I do think if I get the rusted pivot pin out and remove the entire leg then the worm gear may be a part of the inner leg and pull straight out from the top. Gotta be. Thanks for you comments

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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I think you are right. I was fortunate that mine wasn't to rusty and it must have came apart pretty easy. I must have never taken a picture of it torn down. If I cleaned it and put it right back together I didn't take pictures.