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[T3] Seat Not Reclining

<x-flowed>I just got my seats back from the upholsterer and I am very happy with the
look and feel of the black basketweave. Very close to original.

Anyway, my drivers side doesn't recline. The rod is turned by the knob, but it
doesn't turn the adjustment wheel at the other end. It looks like someone drilled a hole
through the retainer that's supposed to hold the rod.

Gary Gamboa, President
EDI Integration Services, Inc.

From: Jim Adney <jadney@vwtype3.org>
Reply-To: type3@vwtype3.org
To: type3@vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Brakes are done!
Date: Sat, 08 Apr 2006 15:04:10 -0500

On 8 Apr 2006 at 11:24, Constantino Tobio wrote:

> Jim Adney wrote:

> >Centering is done by rotating the wheel while you do the adjustment.
> >Rotate it both ways, to push the shoe into it's centered, or minimum,
> >position. I will sometimes get in the car, start the engine, and run
> >the wheels forward and backwards applying the brakes lightly in each
> >direction, then get out and recheck the brake adjustment.

> I'll need to do this. I'll explore this tomorrow. It's raining cats and
> dogs today.

Once you've actually driven the car, the shoes will be centered, but
you may find that they can use a bit more adjustment now. If you have
to adjust them a lot, then they will need to be centered again.

> >One thing you can do is to set the parking brake and then see how the
> >pedal feels. That limits the pedal motion to the front circuit only.
> >If the pedal feels extra high when you have the parking brake on,
> >then the front brakes are probably fine.

> Just performed this test and indeed the brakes are higher with the
> parking brake on.

A certain amount of this is normal, so it's hard to describe how much
the pedal feel should improve with the parking brake on.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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