FZJ80 Land Cruisers find themselves with a broken power seat from
time to time, and the most common causes of these are missing white
caps, and stripped gears. The white caps can work themselves out of
their little housing through use, and once they fall out continued
seat use will damage the gear inside, since missing cap has made the
shaft and gear inside no longer in alignment with the worm gear.
if you're missing a white cap, just look under your seat from
outside the vehicle, towards the front of the seat. You should see
the little cap threaded inside the gear housing, shown to the left
and above. If you see a hole, then voila, you need a new white cap.
To inspect your passenger seat, you first need to remove the seat as the cap location is up against your transmission hump- it's just 4 bolts with your 14mm socket, and make sure you unplug the wiring underneath once you can tip the seat back.
material used for these is an injection molded in
a self-lubricating POM material, using custom designs and tooling
proprietary to Gamiviti. These caps are gears are the closest
approximation available to the original stock cap, and your best,
chance available to restore that sliding function to your Land Cruiser's power
seats that have been forced to slide front to back for some time
without the white cap in place, odds are good the gears are stripped
and/or worn to the point where they are no longer effective. The
solution for this is to dismantle the lower gear assembly, press off
the old gear from the metal shaft it's pressed to, then press on a
Installation takes someone with average mechanical skills about an hour per seat. If you can change your own oil, you can swap both your white caps and your gears.
All prices below include USPS postage, shipped worldwide.
|2 Seat Caps - $15|
|1 Seat Gear - $20|
|2 Seat Gears - $30|
|2 of each, Caps and Gears - $40 Best Value!!|
Seat Parts - The Fine Print. As has been stated, these caps and gears have successfully restored the forward and back motion of several Land Cruiser seats, literally hundreds, in more than 20 countries worldwide. However every vehicle is different, particularly older vehicles that have had multiple owners, on a body that style is now 20 years old. They are a cheap solution to an expensive problem. For more than 95% of its installs these new parts work great, and the few lingering issues are almost always caused by improper technique with installation. As we can't control all of the variables that go into your seat repair, we're unable to guarantee these parts for any period of time. However, if you're unsatisfied, or if you have additional questions, just email us and we'll do our best to work with you.
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