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Old 08-24-2015, 02:33 PM   #1
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Kwikee steps problem

I got in a little bit too much of a hurry yesterday when getting in my RV (2011 Four Winds Thor Hurricane). My 2-step kwikee steps were in the process of extending and I stepped on them before they were all the way out in the locked position. Now, they are malfunctioning big time. I crawled under it today to work on it. I unhooked the linkage to see if the motor would work without the steps connected to the linkage. The motor works, but it runs too long before it shuts off. It runs so long that it runs off the gear. Should I replace the motor?
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Old 08-24-2015, 02:52 PM   #2
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Here are several items that should help. If you do a search you should be able to locate the original threads if needed.
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Old 08-24-2015, 06:16 PM   #3
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If you need a motor take yours to a local auto parts store and pay 1/3 what kwikee or RV parts places charge. The motors are window motors from many model vehicles.
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:29 PM   #4
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Thanks to everyone for the replies. I was able to replace the motor and it solved the problem. A quick point of note - I found that O'Reilly's Auto Parts, AutoZone, and Advance Auto all had the motor. As long as you ask for the front driver's side window motor for a 1989 Ford Taurus, they all look as though they will work. Of course, you will have to use your old connector with all of them. O'Reilly's had the lowest price at $42.99. I ended up getting mine at Advance Auto for $45.99 because it is closer to my house. Another point of note - out of curiosity I went by an RV Shop and they were charging $207.99 for the same motor.

The installation of the motor went fairly smoothly. Although if I were to give any advice it would be to put a small drop of super glue on the 6 spacers to hold them in place while installing the motor. This eliminated quite a bit of frustration in dealing with gravity while laying under the steps in the installation process.

Thanks again guys for saving me quite a bit of money!
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Thanks for the update and advice.

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You probably only needed to replace the 3 plastic drive plugs. For about 6 bucks. That is what mine needed when I too jumped on them too quick.

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