I posted this on my thread but ill post it here since this thread is just about the step
Got the new control box and gear box from LCI. There cs guys were great.
Things have been kind of hectic around here with the fishing trip and other personal issues
But today i changes out the control box. Easy job maybe 20 minures max.
Step still making the ratchet noise. DAMN
Called LCI before changing gear box. Looking at the new gear box i couldnt see anything that could possibly break
CS guy was great again. Discussed every possibly so he said change gear box
There are only 4 parts to the step
3 gear box
He then said check the step. Mainly the bar that has the bracket that attaches to the step and to the motor arm. In the pic You can see the gear box arm, which is detatched from the step. The bar runs above this arm. Very hard to see To see it you have to look under the step.
Well i found the weld to the bar had broken. The weld is at the end of the bar at the side of the step housing. Its not part of the moving step. It looks like the outside top pivot point goes into the bar. Hard to tell ill know more when everything s removed
So what is happening is the step retracks but because of the broken arm it doesn't lock or move 100% back. So the controller doesnt kick off the motor
The step is closed when looking at it. That small fraction of play is the problem
Called LCI again for suggestion. CS rep said to replace step. My suggestion was to weld it back in place. He couldnt or wasnt allowed to agree with me
Nothing to lose by welding it. I have to remove the entire step assembly either way. So ill have my buddy weld it. If it works, great. If it doesnt hold ill get a new step
Pics of new controller, gear box and motor and some if the step. Dont know if youll be able to make out the weld