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Power running board failure

Both power running boards on my 2006 Mercury Mountaineer  have now failed.  The driver side motor was replaced by the dealer at a cost of $500!!!  Is there a less costly alternative?  Is it difficult to remove the power boards and install more conventional running boards?

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  • jaboyd57 Nov 25, 2008

    My 2006 mountaineer power running boards work sometimes. I can push one up and it returns down. Lately it just stays down. The other works most time but not always. Won't the dealers fix this under warranty?

  • ispencer246 Apr 09, 2009

    My passenger side powered running board has failed twice now. IT starts off intermittent, then stops working altogether. The first time it was under warranty and they replaced the joints. According to the dealer, the salt eroded the Aluminum causing friction and failure. HE claimed he replaced them with steel versions which this won't happen again... I see no he was wrong.


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This is not really solving the problem, but my dealer told me that they could unplug the harness to keep the running boards in the down postion. The running boards have to be in the down position to make this happen.

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Install the non-electric conventional running boards for $200. Anyone that isn't a total ****(ie erudite city slick ****) could install them with a socket wrench. Text me @

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