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Old 06-04-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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Different Kwikee Step Issue

Problem: I can't find any way to access the step motor for removal. I have searched the Forums but have not found an answer to my particular step issue. I have a 2003 Fleetwood Storm with the Kwikee steps (2) that are locked in the up position. My fuses, controller, magnets and power to the motor are all in working order. My problem is that I want to remove the motor but can't see how to do it. With the steps in the "up" position, I don't have access to the bolts holding the motor in place. Also, I don't see any pin that I can access that would disengage any linkage. I have included a picture that may illustrate the issue. The picture is taken from underneath the step looking out to where the steps should extend to. I have also checked every possible angle but still no access to a pin that would allow the steps to free fall. I have searched the Kwikee site but couldn't find an answer. What am I missing?


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Old 06-04-2012, 07:48 AM   #2
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kWIKEE STEPS 875.pdf

Maybe this will help you troubleshoot your problem.
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I can see 3 bolts holding the assembly to the frame. Can't you remove those (and probably a forth bolt I can't see in the picture) and remove the entire step assembly? That would give you move room to work on it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:36 AM   #4
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I think the link from mgscott4 should help you. Somewhere there is a pin that holds the steps to the actuator arm. Remove the pin the the steps should fall freely to the open position. You should also make sure you unplug the harness before starting to work on the steps. They can cause you some real damage should they activate while you are working on them.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:37 AM   #6
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Maybe this will help you troubleshoot your problem.
Thanks - I see they discuss removing some sort of side railing. I will go out to the RV and see if I can find that . I'll let everyone know if that works.

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Old 06-05-2012, 03:44 AM   #7
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Also to all the others - the issue is that the step is retracted up against the motor. There is about 1/4 inch gap between the motor and step. I can't get to the motor, bolts or pin without the step dropping away from it. Even if I could get to the bolts on the motor it would only drop that 1/4 inch and I still couldn't remove it. I do appreciate the collective thoughts and will let you know when and how I get this resolved.

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Mine were stuck also. Mechanic tapped the motor with a hammer and it's been working since. Guess it just wanted some attention.
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At the back-middle of the top step is the attachement point for the linkage. Pull the little cotter-pin and the steps will unfold. Then you can pull the 3 long verticale screws from that hold the motor assembly. Lubricate the big Kwikee gear inside the housing and the linkage bell-crank and cotterpin link. Lube the step hinge points and all will be well.
Oh, if the steps a jammed and it is not caused by a binding linkage, you may need to rotate the big gear 180 degrees to use the othe half of that gear that doesn't normally get used just pushing the linkage in and out.
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Problem solved. As I previously stated, I couldn't find a way to reach the connecting pin to drop the steps. At looking at some of the other pictures posted, it seemed like it would be easy to get to. But for some reason, with my steps retracted, any access to the pin was blocked. So, I did what many of you suggested in your posts. I used PB and soaked the daylights out of anything that even looked like it was part of the steps (including myself). I recycled my door switch and yanked on the steps. As a last resort, I sprayed again, then mildly tapped on the linkage arm with a hammer (4 or 5 times) and topped it off with recycling the door switch while yanking on the steps and viola - they extended. I applied a lithium grease, cycled the steps a few times and then left before anything else could happen to them. I am not sure exactly what actually broke them free (probably a combination of everything) but I am glad they finally extended. Thanks to all of you for you comments, advice and support.

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Glad you got them working again. Keep them well lubed and hopefully you can avoid another similar event. Judging be the photo you first posted, you might still want to tear them apart, clean everything up and re-assemble them.
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