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Old 03-01-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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Coach step problem

I have a Coach step on my 08 29RBD Trek. The gear box part of the motor assembly has bad plastic gears and parts inside. Dose anyone know where to get replacement parts for the gear box? The only thing I have been able to find on the net is a complete motor assembly for about $180. I need about $10 worth of plastic gears.
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Can you post a picture so we can see what you need
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:52 PM   #3
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Changing the Kwikee step motor overview
I don't know if this will help you or not but it is informative.
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I have a Coach step on my 08 29RBD Trek. The gear box part of the motor assembly has bad plastic gears and parts inside. Dose anyone know where to get replacement parts for the gear box? The only thing I have been able to find on the net is a complete motor assembly for about $180. I need about $10 worth of plastic gears.
the kwikee step motor and actuator is the same unit as many power window actuators for cars. check napa, etc.
i have read that changing the position of the internal gears may work for a while.
do a search on this forum for more specific info.
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the kwikee step motor and actuator is the same unit as many power window actuators for cars. check napa, etc.
i have read that changing the position of the internal gears may work for a while.
do a search on this forum for more specific info.
I thought they were windshield wiper motors ?
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Kwikee steps use a power window motor. If you get the motor from tha auto parts store, it will be much cheaper than the one from Kwikee. You will need the make and model of the car the motor is supposed to fit because the auto parts store probably won't let you look through their inventory to find one that matches. Not only that, but one for a car that old will probably have to be ordered anyway. I seem to remember someone posting they used one from the left side (I think) from a 1990s Ford Taurus. Try doing a search on iRV2 for "Kwikee step motor" or something similar.

Since it's the gears and not the motor itself, I also seem to remember reading auto parts stores may carry a rebuild kit for the gearbox. If that's true, your repair will be even cheaper.
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Check this OEM provider for various motors for RV steps including the Kwikee:
AM Equipment : Driver Side Step Motor [210-1011] - $45.05
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I have a Coach step on my 08 29RBD Trek. The gear box part of the motor assembly has bad plastic gears and parts inside. Dose anyone know where to get replacement parts for the gear box? The only thing I have been able to find on the net is a complete motor assembly for about $180. I need about $10 worth of plastic gears.
As mentioned, see here (assuming it's a Kwikee). Everything you need to know if you read all posts in the thread including links to auto parts stores. Figure $40 for the entire assembly.

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I thought they were windshield wiper motors ?
No .... it's a window lift motor.
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This is some info I have collected over the years from various threads for Kwikee steps.

Trouble shooting chart HERE

There is a trouble shooting guide HERE

If you need sources for motors or parts check the following:

Motor

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PARTS 2

PARTS 3


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" 1) AM Equipment 402 E. Hazel St Jefferson, OR 97352, (541) 327-1546 the motor is $29 plus $7 shipping.


2) Replacement step motor at AutoZone. It's a Siemens "Window Lift Motor", part number WL43003.

3) Autozone. The brand is "Siemens"
The ID tag lists the following numbers:
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121899
4) A 1986-1995 Ford Taurus left front window lift motor matched my motor. NAPA part # BK655-1395 $63.99 I ordered my motor from Auto-Zone Manufactured by Dorman part# 742-206. This has a lifetime Warranty and was $49.99. "

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On disasembly of the motor I found the plastic plugs severly lopsided due to all the years of strain, new plugs cost $8.00 at Autozone or Amazon, other than that the Autozone Ford Mark VI would have worked $ $44, but I saved myself $38
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Just rplaced my 25 series Kwikee step motor with a Dorman 742-277 window lift motor for a 1986 Ford Taurus driver side window lift motor. They said the Taurus had a high torqe motor which is why the number ends with 277 meaning high torqe. My steps zip in and out with this motor application. It was a special order item but only took one day for them to get it to my local AutoZone store. I also noticed AutoZone had rebuild kits for Dorman window lift gear boxes (plastic gears) in the Help section of the store.
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Thanks for all the help especially from Ron (BROCKX) that got me pointed in the right direction. Most of the information provided is referencing Kwikee steps. My coach step is similar but not exactly the same. I purchased a gear and plug assembly (84635) from Advanced auto. I could not get them together and ended up purchasing just the plugs (74410) and using the original gear. I wanted to replace the gear because it showed some ware in the area where the plugs are installed. If anyone has part numbers that they have used for Coach step parts or a replacement unit from a car that would be helpful for future reference. Thanks.
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Thanks for all the help especially from Ron (BROCKX) that got me pointed in the right direction. Most of the information provided is referencing Kwikee steps. My coach step is similar but not exactly the same. I purchased a gear and plug assembly (84635) from Advanced auto. I could not get them together and ended up purchasing just the plugs (74410) and using the original gear. I wanted to replace the gear because it showed some ware in the area where the plugs are installed. If anyone has part numbers that they have used for Coach step parts or a replacement unit from a car that would be helpful for future reference. Thanks.

Good to hear you "got er done". If you are concerned about a subsequent failure I would suggest you remove the motor assembly at a convenient time and take it to Advance Auto and match it up to a replacement. Start with a late 80's Taurus Driver's door the pasenger side is a 180 difference. I'm not an authority but I believe when Kwikee updated, the design was the same just a different vendor. The original was a Dorman unit and there are some very slight internal differences.

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BTW new units are about $50
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