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#1 OFFLINE   Bob Rosadini

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:37 PM

Ok guys, one of the running boards (curb side) on the wife's Explorer (2010 Limited) will not deploy when you open the door.  I switched from "auto" to "always down" to always retracted and back to "auto" with no change.

 

Any clue?  I got under neath for a look and could see no evidence of any road damage.   also looks like a pretty tight unit to gain access to circuits.

 

appreciate any thoughts before I take it to dealer.









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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:15 PM

Does it make any noise? Like a hum or buzz for one second or so? Most of the time the hinges are corroded and stuck. Open the door while pushing down on the board. Open and close the door a few times while trying to push it down. Once it starts moving, get some penetrating oil like PB blaster and spray they pivot points. Then open and close the door several times and see it if starts moving on its own

#3 OFFLINE   Bob Rosadini

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:42 PM

Does it make any noise? Like a hum or buzz for one second or so? Most of the time the hinges are corroded and stuck. Open the door while pushing down on the board. Open and close the door a few times while trying to push it down. Once it starts moving, get some penetrating oil like PB blaster and spray they pivot points. Then open and close the door several times and see it if starts moving on its own

FT-Silent!  And this is a clean well cared for 2010.



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:07 PM

FT-Silent!  And this is a clean well cared for 2010.


Unfortunately I've seen well cared for running boards get frozen up from road debris. However, normally at least a light hum or buzz is heard when door is open. Not a lot of diagnosis can be without seeing it.

#5 OFFLINE   Bob Rosadini

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:05 PM

Unfortunately I've seen well cared for running boards get frozen up from road debris. However, normally at least a light hum or buzz is heard when door is open. Not a lot of diagnosis can be without seeing it.

Ok- thx for the response in any case. My suspicion is, "no buzz" means there is a wire disconnected from control un it-wherever that is.!



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:53 PM

There is one connector next to the motor. Maybe unplug it and check it for water intrusion or poor fit. Another possibility is to disconnect battery for a min to reset the module.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:28 PM

There is one connector next to the motor. Maybe unplug it and check it for water intrusion or poor fit. Another possibility is to disconnect battery for a min to reset the module.

Ok thx will give it a shot.



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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:42 PM

Well dropped it off at dealer last night. Got a call this afternoon-diagnosis? Short in motor. Solution? "Needs Running board assembly-$2,317.65".

 

And Hackett wants to cut engineering!  The key wear component in the assembly and you can't get it without buying the whole thing. 

 

I say to service mgr-"you've got to be kidding (well not in those words)- "motor is shot and the entire assembly gets replaced"???  His answer --check out a junk yard!



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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:11 PM

Check eBay also. I haven't had any experience in this yet. But aftermarket running boards look very similar. I wonder if you can use the parts from them to fix. Or you could buy one assembly and install it. Amp makes one that looks identical to factory

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:52 PM

Check eBay also. I haven't had any experience in this yet. But aftermarket running boards look very similar. I wonder if you can use the parts from them to fix. Or you could buy one assembly and install it. Amp makes one that looks identical to factory

FT-thx I mentioned Junkyard and SM said same thing-try ebay



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:05 PM

Did you have any luck with this Bob?


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:09 PM

Did you have any luck with this Bob?

TT-  No luck.  I went to LKQ and the guy found one in Tenn.  They give you an invoice with location, donor vehicle description including mileage. 

 

I was all set-gave them my CC -185 bucks and day it was due in I get a call and salesman says-"bad news"-number ypu gave guy when you paid for it (I took the "made in Korea" tag off and the kid at counter rpinted it on invoice)   I said .. "well did they ship it" and he says NO.  Strange huh?  This guy was new and I think when someone was checking felt he let it go for too little.  I don't know how LKQ prices stuff but for sure, if only option when yu hve a motor failure is to spend over two grand I would say a salvage motor is worth a lot more than 185-and I would have paid more if he had asked.

 

There are 3 new ones on Ebay in Canada but wrong nos. 

 

Maybe Hackett will correct this outrage when he cuts engineering and outsourced parts cost.  Korean part?  He might get a better price from a start up in Nigeria :confused:



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:30 PM

He might get a better price from a start up in Nigeria :confused:

 

Only if he gives them his bank account number so they can wire him the money his friend left him when he passed away.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:22 PM

 
Only if he gives them his bank account number so they can wire him the money his friend left him when he passed away.

hey, that guy was my friend! Wtf?
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What? What happened?


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 08:44 PM

 

Only if he gives them his bank account number so they can wire him the money his friend left him when he passed away.

 

 

hey, that guy was my friend! Wtf?

Sorry guys-can't deal with this right now-just took a message off the answering machine that IRS is about to issue a warrant for my arrest unless I respond at once to their call.    (bet we get two of these a week!)


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 10:21 PM

 
 
Sorry guys-can't deal with this right now-just took a message off the answering machine that IRS is about to issue a warrant for my arrest unless I respond at once to their call.    (bet we get two of these a week!)

ooh, yeah you might want to get that taken care of. The IRS doesn't mess around!

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 10:32 PM

 
 
Sorry guys-can't deal with this right now-just took a message off the answering machine that IRS is about to issue a warrant for my arrest unless I respond at once to their call.    (bet we get two of these a week!)


Just send me your SSN and $5k and Ill resolve it for you.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 08:52 AM

 

 

Sorry guys-can't deal with this right now-just took a message off the answering machine that IRS is about to issue a warrant for my arrest unless I respond at once to their call.    (bet we get two of these a week!)

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oooh, I just love those calls.....


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