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mike richard

Kwikie power step, need a new motor!
#11
John, in my case, I suspected that the controller may have been the issue rather than the motor but wasn't sure so I purchased the Kwikee step upgrade kit from PPL https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/ente...ir_44-8127 which includes the updated controller, motor with gearbox and arm. Since there are multiple steps during the early to mid 1990's, having the model number is important to cross reference. If you are certain it is the motor rather than the controller, you can buy just the motor assembly cheaper.
Michael Day
1992 Newell 43.5' #281
NewellOwner.com
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#12
Dorman 742-240 $51.95 at Auto Zone

You may find this page helpful:
https://bobsguides.com/step-motor.html
1993 Newell 45' 8V92,towing an Imperial open trailer. FMCA#232958 '67 Airstream Overlander 27' '67GTO,'76TransAm,'52Chevy panel, 2000 Corvette "Lingenfelter"modified, '13 Grand Cherokee.
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#13
You can test the motor by just hooking it to a 12v battery via jumpers. I did that with mine & found out I just had a bad ground. Saved a few $$$ by not buying a new motor or controller first.
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#14
If your step part number's sixth digit is a 6, 7 or 8, you have the old style step made between 1999 and late 2005 to early 2006. These do not have the Integrated Motor Gear Linkage (IMGL).
Michael Day
1992 Newell 43.5' #281
NewellOwner.com
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#15
Thank you Hoosier, Michael, cc, and all who answered. Mine is a 1996 Newell, so I am not sure which one to actually get. It must be a very early one, based on what Michael said?
John, Sheri & Lily Kai Curwick
1996 Newell #406, 2015 Jeep Rubicon Hard Rock, FJ Cruiser, Harley Fatboy. 35 CABO Express Tongue
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#16
John,

Given model changes over the years, I think the surest way to get the right part is to pull the old one out, and use the number on the motor to get a replacement.

Given the corrosive nature of Florida, have you tried to manually assist the step in and out a few times. I know mine has gotten stuck on occasion. Since the way the motor works is that it "stalls" instead of using limit switches to tell it when to stop, a stuck step or sticky bushing in the step will cause it to stop working properly.
Richard and Rhonda Entrekin
99 Newell, 512
Subaru Outback Toad
Inverness, FL (when we're home Cool )
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#17
When I changed the steps on my '93 the new steps worked backwards from the old. I don't remember exactly but I had to change out the door sensor for it to work correctly. Not a big problem but just an FYI if that happens when you change out the steps.
Forest & Cindy Olivier
1999 Foretravel 36' U320
former owners 1998 Newell 45' 2 slide #486 

former owners 1993 Newell 39' #337 
2011 Chevy Tahoe RZR 570LE

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#18
(11-10-2018, 06:00 AM)Richard Wrote: John,

Given model changes over the years, I think the surest way to get the right part is to pull the old one out, and use the number on the motor to get a replacement.

Given the corrosive nature of Florida, have you tried to manually assist the step in and out a few times. I know mine has gotten stuck on occasion. Since the way the motor works is that it "stalls" instead of using limit switches to tell it when to stop, a stuck step or sticky bushing in the step will cause it to stop working properly.
Thanks Richard,
I will take it out and see. 
John
John, Sheri & Lily Kai Curwick
1996 Newell #406, 2015 Jeep Rubicon Hard Rock, FJ Cruiser, Harley Fatboy. 35 CABO Express Tongue
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#19
i just took the complete guts out of a 99 this last week. the motor tested bad. it had the old style. i am replacing it with the newer style controller and motor/gearbox. it does require to adapt the plug going to the coach as it is an odd 4 pin rubber plug. i will replace it with a 4 pin delphi/packard weatherpac. i did not buy the upgrade kit as i had some spare step parts.

tom
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH

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