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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 16, 4:41 PM Thread Starter
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Removing Rear Seat

I'm trying to remove the rear seat on my 66 Malibu 4 door. This is the last thing before taking it to the paint shop. I have pulled up pretty hard at the front of the seat but it seems to be stuck. Is there bolts I can't find? Or do I just keep pulling harder?
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push back and up on the seat.
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As bobm67 said, push back and pull up on the seat. You may have to push and pull with some force.

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Looks more like pull up till you meet resistance then push back and pull up some more to clear the upper overhang of the mount. It does take some force.

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If the front seats are out, get a buddy and sit in the floor pan, one on each side face the back set, then push with your feet out and up. that's the only way I could get mine out.


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It is pretty easy to remove but with the front seat installed it's a little harder. If front is in move it as far forward as possible. Then get on your knees and grab the frame of the seat bottom right in front or where it is hooked to the floor pan. Even harder to reinstall with the front seat installed.
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it took 2 people to get mine out . One pushed toward rear of car , the other sat on one side and pushed down and then pulled up , one side at a time
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Glad I'm not the only one struggling to get the seat out. Tried everything last night by myself and it wouldn't budge. Will have some help tonight so will try 2 man method.

I'm assuming the latches are on the door side of the seat and the seat back is to still be in place. Is it possible the seat belts, which have fallen behind the seat, are wedged in so that I can't get the seat to go back?
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Is it possible the seat belts, which have fallen behind the seat, are wedged in so that I can't get the seat to go back?
I don't think the seat belts would have anything to do with removing the seat. Mine have always been behind/underneath the rear seat. They kind of just hang out back there in limbo. The only thing that holds the seat in is the clip/mount than Dean posted in post #4. The rear of the seat bottom is just free floating but gets held down by the seat back. For lack of a better explanation one just needs to bow the seat frame by pushing backwards right at that clip/mount. On my seat, when the seat bottom is engaged into the clip/mount I can actually lift the seat up a little so if my head was on the floor I could look up and see the seat frame engaged into the clip/mount. I have never found mine extremely difficult to remove but one seat could be harder than the next.
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I always have to bend down and use a long flat screwdriver to push and release mine
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Glad I'm not the only one struggling to get the seat out. Tried everything last night by myself and it wouldn't budge. Will have some help tonight so will try 2 man method.

I'm assuming the latches are on the door side of the seat and the seat back is to still be in place. Is it possible the seat belts, which have fallen behind the seat, are wedged in so that I can't get the seat to go back?
It could be a possibility if the buckle is wedged just right in between the seat bottom and the flooring as it turns up behind the seat back. You can feel where the latches are by putting your hand under the seat front. They are normally somewhat centered with the floor pan where your feet would rest.

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if push too hard will bend frame
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Dean's picture is for 68 and above the 64 67 is like the first picture.
A heavy down push and BACKWARD Hard push in the seat front ,
Think blocking SLED during football practice. It will go and you can't hurt anything

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Dean's picture is for 68 and above the 64 67 is like the first picture.
A heavy down push and BACKWARD Hard push in the seat front ,
Think blocking SLED during football practice. It will go and you can't hurt anything
Thanks for that information Wayne, I'll have to add 68 up years to my picture.

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