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JJSchmidt1946

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Automatic Step on my Class A Monaco, Monarch
« on: August 06, 2017, 06:47:20 PM »
The automatic step on my 2013 Monaco Monarch Class A Motor home has just started making a horrible sound when opening and closing, It is a Banging sound upon full open and again on full close. sounds like it wants to open/close beyond the start and stop point?

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Automatic Step on my Class A Monaco, Monarch
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 12:24:13 PM »
Maybe got a little bent?  Some of them are a bit enthusiastic about hitting the stops, but if this just started, something must have changed.

The step motor actually runs until it meets resistance at either end of its travel, so some noise is to be expected. It will also stop in mid-travel if it encounters something the impedes its motion. Like your leg or something!
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rls7201

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Re: Automatic Step on my Class A Monaco, Monarch
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 03:00:20 PM »
If you remove the motor, there is a gear held on with a circular clip. Remove the gear and you will see 3 round cushions, that are probably worn out. IF bad the will have 1 flat spot each.
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Re: Automatic Step on my Class A Monaco, Monarch
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 10:07:36 PM »
if you have an owner's manual, take a look at that first.  If you do decide to get under the stairs to take a look at them, first remove the cotter pin so that the motor's arm is disengaged from the steps. This will prevent the steps from pressing down on you and injuring you.  Once the cotter pin is out and the steps are free, while standing outside, activate the steps manually and listen for the noise. If none, then activate the switch for the steps and again listen for the noise. That should help you isolate where the noise is coming from. Have a small tub of heavy duty grease available.

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Re: Automatic Step on my Class A Monaco, Monarch
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 07:57:15 AM »
It would be very unusual to have worn out step gears on a 2013 coach.
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rls7201

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Re: Automatic Step on my Class A Monaco, Monarch
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 12:44:41 PM »
Who said gears? I missed that post.

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Jim.B1

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Re: Automatic Step on my Class A Monaco, Monarch
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 09:50:00 PM »
Lots of very good DIY Videos on You Tube for repairing and replacing the motor on a set of electric steps.
A new motor (Kwiki Steps) will run about $90.00 and the installation is actually quite easy.
Ours went on us in the first 4,000 miles!!

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Re: Automatic Step on my Class A Monaco, Monarch
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 09:39:22 AM »
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It would be very unusual to have worn out step gears on a 2013 coach.
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Who said gears? I missed that post.

OK, gear, motor, mounting pads, whatever. Even if abused, it would be unusual at that age. Not impossible, of course, but unexpected.
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