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    Question '97 Explorer power seat problem

    On my '97 Explorer, if I pump the air up for my lumbar support in my power seat, it gradully goes back down in about a minute. It won't keep any air in the lumbar region. Every other explorer I test drove before buying this one had the same problem. Is that the way it's made on the Explorers, or what is causing the problem?
    Tim, proud owner of 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 & 2007 Honda CMX250C Rebel


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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerlbf406 View Post
    On my '97 Explorer, if I pump the air up for my lumbar support in my power seat, it gradully goes back down in about a minute. It won't keep any air in the lumbar region. Every other explorer I test drove before buying this one had the same problem. Is that the way it's made on the Explorers, or what is causing the problem?
    One problem you've got is you have a high mileage, 12 year old vehicle with lots of electronics/power "toys" - which are beginning to show signs of their age. It's one reason why I avoid older modern cars. With something pre-computer/pre-electronic/pre-emissions, it's fairly easy (and inexpensive) to keep the thing in good operating condition. But with something such as you've got, it's very often "one thing after another" at a certain point - and it becomes an exasperating (and expensive) endless money/hassle pit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerlbf406 View Post
    On my '97 Explorer, if I pump the air up for my lumbar support in my power seat, it gradully goes back down in about a minute. It won't keep any air in the lumbar region. Every other explorer I test drove before buying this one had the same problem. Is that the way it's made on the Explorers, or what is causing the problem?


    See here.

    -Don-

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    Thanks for the link Don, although that don't really help me out much, other then help support my suspicion that it might be a leak in the bladder.
    Tim, proud owner of 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 & 2007 Honda CMX250C Rebel


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