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I owned a 2002 taurus LX years ago. Had a manual seat. Height was no problem. Im about 6'2 and some change.

I purchased a 2003 SE commuter car a few weeks ago. Like a bone head, i didnt really inspect the height of the seat as my concerns were more about engine, transmission, rust, mileage etc. I just assumed that not much changed from the 02 to 03. I might have been wrong

I purchased the car and started driving it. I definitely have less room to get in and out of the car without bending my neck and back. Even in reclining the seat back as far as i can go it doesnt help too much. There is a noticeable difference. The seat sits higher. It very cramped and uncomfortable.

I checked the manual, and there is supposed to be a rotating wheel somewhere on the manual seats for height adjustment. There is no such thing on my car. I even took it to the Ford dealership and they couldnt find it either.

Has anyone else encountered this and or know maybe what i can do? Did Ford raise the seats from the 02 to the 03?

I need to lower this seat an inch at the very least to be able to drive this car consistently or im in trouble.

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My 05 SEL Premium Duratec has a knob under the front part of the driver seat that adjusts the lumbar support. Lower trim levels, like the SE do not have the lumbar adjustment.

Maybe pick up a power seat base from the JY and switch the power seat base for your manual seat base?
 

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My 05 SEL Premium Duratec has a knob under the front part of the driver seat that adjusts the lumbar support. Lower trim levels, like the SE do not have the lumbar adjustment.

Maybe pick up a power seat base from the JY and switch the power seat base for your manual seat base?
About $40 at local JY. Some tricks for getting power seat out. Will post if you like. Pic is with side impact AB.
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My 05 SEL Premium Duratec has a knob under the front part of the driver seat that adjusts the lumbar support. Lower trim levels, like the SE do not have the lumbar adjustment.

Maybe pick up a power seat base from the JY and switch the power seat base for your manual seat base?
That鈥檚 an idea. I鈥檓 guess I鈥檇 need the junked seat as well? Pretty sure I can adjust a manual seat
 

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I owned a 2002 taurus LX years ago. Had a manual seat. Height was no problem. Im about 6'2 and some change.

I purchased a 2003 SE commuter car a few weeks ago.
I'm wondering if the 2002 seat was used more, maybe broken under seat support springs, or just the foam was very compressed. I had a 99 sedan and the seat was perfect. 3 cars later I bought a 99 wagon. Both had electric driver's side with power lumbar. I sank in the wagon's seat. I lift it up with the electric, but the knee support now feels too high. I ended up buying a decent driving pillow, and I'm on the lookout for seats.
 

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At least G-1, the power seats had springs, and the manual ones were a metal pan with foam. I had '87, '88 with power. Company cars had manual seats, '86. Difference was very large to my bottom. I have had/have 10 Bulls and never owned a manual driver's seat. Can't comment on those after G-1.
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I'm wondering if the 2002 seat was used more, maybe broken under seat support springs, or just the foam was very compressed. I had a 99 sedan and the seat was perfect. 3 cars later I bought a 99 wagon. Both had electric driver's side with power lumbar. I sank in the wagon's seat. I lift it up with the electric, but the knee support now feels too high. I ended up buying a decent driving pillow, and I'm on the lookout for seats.
That鈥檚 very possible too I suppose.
 
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