Sqeaking/Moving Driver's seat

99.5 A4 2.8 Quattro, 85k mi
The driver's side seat (non-sport) squeaks while going around corners, sometimes during braking. I'll be damned if I can locate the source of
this. Anybody else have this problem and found a remedy?
The seat also moves a bit, just enough to make an expensive car feel like junk. Any comments on this problem? What is involved in removing the seat? Dave
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If its the same as mine, underneath the seat on the front there is a clip, that is the point where the seat is moving, you can see the piece by getting out of the car, push the seat right back and look in the footwell and the underside of the front of the seat, to fix the moving, you can make a piece of metal fit the "play" in the clip, sorta ram it in there. I used the plastic piece from the lid of a BIC pen, the bit that clips the pen to your pocket :)
As for the squeek, I have heard this is common, but it may be a spring actually in the seat itself.
Not alot of help, but have a go
Ron
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Hi,
I have had similar problems with my A6Q (1998).
1)    If your seat is rocking side-to-side, then it will be the seat runners (I am on my 4th set!). These seem to wear out real quick, and the only proper solution is to replace them.
2)    If the seat is rocking side-to-side and squeaking, you may have a broken seat frame. I am on my 2nd seat frame. Again, the only permanent solution is to replace the seat frame.
3)    I have kept the worst 'til last. If your seat is rocking forwards and backwards and sqeaking, get it checked out RIGHT NOW. I discovered a weakness in the seat front stay. This is the part of the seat where the forwards and backwards motion of the seat is controlled. This stay (the bit where the seat adjustment is fixed to the floor of the car) has a weakness. It is merely a bent piece of steel which is, unfortunately, bent in the direction of stress. This means that everytime you brake and accelerate you are bending this piece of steel along the crease (a bit like bending a piece of aluminium with your hands) Eventually it WILL SNAP. Mine snapped when accelerating away from a set of traffic lights. The result was that the seat slid all the way to the end of the seat runners and tipped back. I was left lying on the back seat of the car with no hands on the steering wheel and my feet on the dashboard still travelling at 20mph. Fortunately I had the quick thinking to pull on the handbrake! I can laugh now, but at the time is wasn't too funny. This part is non-replaceable (new chassis required!?) but a specialist engineering company managed to perform a specialist weld. It's holding up OK at present.
The last one will probably only be the case if you drive the car like a tit (and I DO drive it like a tit!), but why have a sports saloon to drive it slowly around town?
I have found every weakness in the A6 at least a year before most people, and long before Audi admit to anything, so if you have any other questions, just let me know....
Ashley
On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 12:03:28 -0500, Interious

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