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Old 05-31-2020, 09:30 AM   #1
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Steps Issue

Good Morning,
I have an'98 Overland Lorado. Lots of things have quit working. I can deal with the outdoor stereo not working but the steps are a different issue.
I'm using a two step ladder right now to get in and out, but the dogs do not like it and demand to be carried. I need the steps to work again!
I can hear a click noise when I turn them on, but they do not activate. Any clue what may have stopped working? I'm sure there is a solenoid that quit, that has always been the fall back with every repair shop I've been to.
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Old 05-31-2020, 10:53 AM   #2
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Welcome to iRV2 .

Without info on your brand of power steps , I'll guess that they're Kwikee , and here's info on testing .
Motor failure and hinge binding are common on these steps.
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Old 06-01-2020, 10:43 AM   #3
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Harrier; if you can get a look under the coach for the manufacturer's name of your power steps ( Kwikee has been around for years and that's what's on my 99), if not Kwikee then post a picture of the mechanism , maybe we can dig up repair info.
Not really clear , because of the wiring in this photo ( yellow oval ) but the Kwikee name still visible after 21 years under my coach.
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Thanks Skip, so many things got in my way, but now we need to use the bus again, I'm back at it! Yep, it is a Kwikee. When I was under the bus and tapped the motor it worked, steps extended right into my belly! ouch!! I have the motor and gear box off now, the numbers on the motor are not readable, where else could I find a number to know what to order? Thanks again!
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If you have a NAPA parts store near you take the motor to them - usually the motor is the same one used in power windows.
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Hi,
Yesterday after being beat up by my steps, I went to my RV repair guy to have him order me a motor. $230.00 was a bit too much! He happened to have a used one from a step upgrade he sold me for $75.00 All installed and works great.
Thanks for the help.
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Make sure you lube those steps often. If the mechanism gets rusty it'll fail again!
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Did you keep the old one? If so, go to NAPA like I mentioned earlier, and buy a spare.
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Lube the steps every 30 days of use with a spray lithium grease
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Yes sir! I keep everything, sort of why I've been married 27 years! lol I'm tempted to rebuild the motor myself. Thanks for the help.
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Yes sir, lubed the steps heavily, well it wasn't dripping off them, but not squeaky noise. Thanks for the help.
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