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Step Rattle Fix

The KwiKee Steps on our 98 36T would rattle continuously when they were retracted and we were going down the highway. While attempting to adjust them I noticed there are rubber "bumpers" on the bottom of the top step that are supposed to touch the bottom step when they are retracted. There was about 1/4 inch clearance between the 2 steps which allowed the steps and mechanism to rattle. To solve the problem, I went to the local hardware store and purchased 2 small 1/2 inch ID rubber leg stoppers (the type that slide over the bottom of a leg to keep it from scratching the floor). I glued these stoppers onto the existing rubber bumpers, then retracted the steps to set the distance, and let them sit retracted for 24 hours. After checking to make sure their was no binding in the step mechanism, we test drove and sure enough, no more rattles.

Submitted by Jim Fox


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