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Old 06-17-2014, 03:26 PM   #11
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mine stopped working too. was in the extended position. dealer told me that these were bad steps and they replaced it with a 'quicky' step which has been working fine ever since. if yours is in the extended position, you can disconnect the lingkage under the step and just manually push it in. secure it with a cable tie for driving around.
What year is your Solera? Havn't heard of bad steps.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:03 PM   #12
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What year is your Solera? Havn't heard of bad steps.
I have a 2011 Solera and just had to rebuild my steps. The shoulder bolt for the main gear assembly sheared off, backed out and jammed the step. I went to lippert for a replacement shoulder bolt but it did not match the one I had and I could not find an exact replacement anywhere (Mine was approx 7/16 with an odd metric thread, the replacement and all 5/8" shoulder bolts came with 1/2-30)

I took the 1/2 30 to a machine shop and had it turned and threaded to match mine. $45 for a part that should be available for $5, but I put it all back together and it is working fine.
still better than $400 for new steps.

Word to the wise, check that pivot bolt and lubricate if necessary.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:39 PM   #13
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I have a 2011 Solera and just had to rebuild my steps. The shoulder bolt for the main gear assembly sheared off, backed out and jammed the step. I went to lippert for a replacement shoulder bolt but it did not match the one I had and I could not find an exact replacement anywhere (Mine was approx 7/16 with an odd metric thread, the replacement and all 5/8" shoulder bolts came with 1/2-30)

I took the 1/2 30 to a machine shop and had it turned and threaded to match mine. $45 for a part that should be available for $5, but I put it all back together and it is working fine.
still better than $400 for new steps.

Word to the wise, check that pivot bolt and lubricate if necessary.
I've been under there doing maint. and repainting where needed. What is a "shoulder bolt"? Do we know the mfg. For possible parts. Bclemens any help on who the step maker is for future part needs.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:54 PM   #14
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My steps are from Lippert Components.

Replacement parts:

Lippert Components RV Parts and Accessories|Steps|Parts


Shoulder bolt is the pivot point for the big gear that drives the steps in and out.

I believe that there is an overall diagram somewhere on the lippert web site.
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:49 PM   #15
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So, you couldn't buy that particular part and needed it machined your saying Cousin.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:16 AM   #16
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Yes. Lippert didn't have a bolt that matched mine. It's a mystery how mine was built.
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