Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Manchester, Pa.
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Hello, new member, first post.
Bought my 2001 Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 brand new off the car carrier in Oct. 2000. Haven't turned 46,000 miles yet. Has the 4.7 w/auto.
It's been a decent truck over the years. Had its share of problems, including the rocking power seat. Had a shop replace one track a few years ago and now it's beginning to rock, too. Figured my girth was to blame, being nearly 400lbs., but I see it's a problem for lightweights, too.
My question is this: Does anyone know if the manual track is a direct bolt on? I bought this truck for many of the features installed, but the power seat wasn't one of them. I'm 6 foot 6. First time in I put the seat all the way back and down and never had cause to adjust it from there. I can do without the "power". Manual tracks are much cheaper. Not cheaper than fixing the power tracks (I still have the original as well), but a damn sight less future hassle.
If the manual track fits, I can always fix the power tracks at my leisure and reinstall one prior to trading or selling it, so it matches VIN for options. In the meantime, I can ensure my fat ass doesn't test the fix by using a manual track. Unless they are crap, too.