How do I fix my car seat slider?

The passenger seat in my Toyota Sequoia won’t slide forwards or backward. How do I fix my car seat slider?

That’s no good! Luckily it’s not that difficult to fix a broken car seat slider on any vehicle. All it takes is a little bit of time and some elbow grease.
Try giving your seat a firm shake or jostle to engage these pins and allow you to move the seat normally. Listen for a popping or clicking noise to confirm that the mechanism is freed. Sometimes a car seat can become stuck if the seat didn’t properly engage the locking pins when someone last adjusted it.
If this does not work, then the car seat slider track may need lubricant. This can be effective in older vehicles where the seat track may be worn out, or in moist climates where the metal track may be rusted. Use WD-40 spray on the track to allow it to move a bit easier.
You may have to repair the broken slider by removing the car seat entirely and examining the track for debris. If you can’t take the whole seat out, you can also stick a vacuum hose into the track to remove as much debris as you can. Hopefully, this does the trick.
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Good luck with your seat!
Matthew Macgugan
Answered on Nov 10, 2021

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