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Old 01-05-2016, 09:44 AM   #1
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Kwikee Step Motor Replacement

I own a 2006 National Dolphin 5335 gas model with a Ford V-10 engine and I am having problems with my Kwikee steps. I have checked all grounds and connections and I think I need a new step motor. I have pulled the old motor but cannot find any part number on it and would like to ask if anyone else knows where I can find a replacement motor.

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Old 01-05-2016, 09:54 AM   #2
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I have read that the motor on some Kwikee steps use the same motor as some Ford Taurus electric windows.

Try this string.
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:44 PM   #3
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Pull your motor off and take it to your local auto parts store (I found NAPA to be real good at this) and let them match it, it is a window motor from a few differant ford products and will cost somewhere around $45 opposed to $145 through kwikee.
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:56 PM   #4
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Or......... Depending on the condition of your steps, if you have the series 32 double step you can get the entire setup for only $280 on amazon right now.
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:38 PM   #5
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If you have the motor out you can put 12 volts to it and see if it works. I have had mine fail to open a couple of time and the gears were jamming. After I removed the motor and freed it up it worked when I reinstalled it.
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:23 PM   #6
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Make sure that all the moving parts associated with the steps and motor linkage are lubricated, just not the step hinges. I have found this to be the problem with mine. I did end up replacing the motor, bought it at Camping World while on a trip. Only problem is it didn't come with a new gear for the motor and mine is pretty worn. Still working OK though.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:49 PM   #7
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Bob's Guides | Electric Steps
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:58 AM   #8
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yes, the motor is one of several common automotive electric window motors. They bought the excess production stuff so they do vary a bit. Remove it and hit the parts stores for a number. Then you should be able to order online for 20 to 30% less. good luck

that bob's guide is a great primer!
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Here is what I found - motor fits 96 ford Taurus and some lincoln's - Napa # BK655-1395 - Dorman 742-206 Seimans WL43003 - and the one I got and works perfect is from O-Riley auto Cardone 42-306 ( had to splice wires on new motor from old ) - Also you can buy the plastic spacer blocks that break Dorman help parts 74410 - found them at Amazon. Good Luck
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:16 PM   #10
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My motor works fine it is the "transmission" that is bad. It will go up and down but with major hesitation.
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:51 PM   #11
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I thought I needed a motor, took the old one apart, cleaned it good and lubed all the grease points, put it back together. also used needle nose pliers and tweaked the 2 prongs where the socket plugs to motor, and installed motor. that has been three years, and still working good. So now have a spare motor, that I hope I never need.

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