Power running board is shot

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  1. Air00Max

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    My drivers side power running board on my '08 is dead. The motor went out. The dealer wants to charge $2300 to replace it. I can't find any aftermarket power boards. Has anyone had any successe with this ? $2300, especially for just 1 board, is ridiculous!! Would the power boards from ampro on an F150 be the same for an Expedition EL?? It is driving me nuts with this being broke
     
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    Try Car-part.com. I see they have several of them for around $100.
     
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    I'm now getting really frustrated with this part. The cheapest board I cam find is $850. I am having a hard time believing the motor is bad because the board comes down just fine. It just won't go up. With just a tiny bit of a push from my foot underneath the board, then it will retract when I close the door. If it doesn't retract then I can actually hear the motor trying to pull the board up when I am driving. I have looked for any type Of obstruction to the board and can't see anything. I have tried greasing and lubricating the door switch/jam and that hasnt worked either. Does anyone have any other recommendations or websites I can look at to try and find the part cheaper ?
     
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    So is it the motor ??? Or is it the actual running board ??

    I think TascaFord sells the left side motor for only $295. Unless the bracket assembly is totally FUBAR I would look into just replacing the motor.


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    Matt thanks for the reply! I have not had any luck being able to find just the motor to try. Your link has really helped me out! For $295 I will try a new motor and see if that works.
     
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    I changed mines to manual ones. You can get regular running boards for cheap. I was able to sell my power boards for good money as I removed them when truck was brand new. Then i got oem EL regular boards and installed those.
     
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    Back to square 1...Tascaparts.com has the wrong part/diagram listed for the part I need...A $295 part has now turned into a $1K part...still better than the dealership, but man this sucks.
     
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    Ohio winters and those power boards just dont like each other.
     
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    Your better off buying an aftermarket power folding steps.


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    That is the problem, there are no aftermarket power boards for an Expedition EL.
     

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