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Kenny Z., Ford Senior Master Tech
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Experience:  Auto Trans, Drivability and Electrical Specialist
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Expedition: Kenny, I am having trouble with the running

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Hello Kenny, I am having trouble with the running boards on a Ford Expedition EL King Ranch 2008. The passenger side works perfect. The drivers side works form time to time. Usually will stop working after the car has been idle over night or for some time. When not operable I can here the motor turn on but the step won´t move. When operable It makes a bit of a stutter.
Thank you for your help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Kenny Z. replied 2 years ago.
Hello and thanks for your question. Usually this is caused by pivots in the hinges siezing from external contamination, especially is you can hear the motor running when trying to move the board. Unfortunately lubing the hinges does not cure the issue because the lube cannot get far enough into the pins. There are no serviceable parts for the board hinges. The board will need to be replaced.
Expert:  Kenny Z. replied 2 years ago.
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