My driver side power seat would not move on the left rail. Right rail would try to move but left rail would not move at all.
I unbolted the seat, and took apart the "gearbox" which drives the seat on the rail. Inside, was a plastic gear which was attached to the metal threaded rod which moves the seat on it's track. The plastic piece was worn out, so the motor would not engage the threaded rod.
This plastic piece was attached to the metal rod. I could not find a way to remove this gear cleanly without breaking it.
My actual question is how do I remove this plastic gear?
I can go to a junk yard and find the gear I need, but how do I get it off the metal rod without breaking it? Or do I somehow need to remove the entire metal rod? If so, how do I do it?