YES! I totally forgot about that lol... Usually I have to move my seat back after someone borrows my car, or I am vacuuming under my seat and it will freeze up... I just have to push back and it will slow start grinding back... Then it usually can go the rest of the way itself...It's two different electric motors. They may be two of the same motor, but forward-backward takes more power and may have burned that one out... assuming you've checked any applicable fuses.
On my 98, it sometimes needs help getting started (that is, I have to manually push it forward or backward, then it gets up enough gumption to keep on moving the seat). This is even after I lubed the seat track.[/b]