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Loud rhythmic thump or click only when the motor is raising or lowering the ramp. it goes up and down fine. seems to be further back than the motor assembly. precor efx 546. not i. also the drive assembly has a rubber gasket which comes off, and a small amount of thick oil or thin grease comes out.

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How do I solve Error 42?


Precor Error Code 42 Error Code: 42 Manufacturer: Precor
Model: All Models
Error Description: Error 42, Lift Position Value Out of Range. Error 42 is displayed when the lift position reported by the lift position potentiometer is found to be outside its set limits.
If an Error 42 has occurred, it is important to know the physical position of the lift when the error occurred. It is possible the lift is physically out of range or jammed. In this case, the Error 42 is a secondary symptom and the issue should be approached as an Error 40. Possible Reason:
  1. Bad or intermittent connection in the lift motor controller.
  2. The lift motor requires calibration.
  3. The lift motor potentiometer is bad.
  4. The lower PCA to upper PCA cable is bad.
  5. The lower PCA is bad.
  6. The upper PCA is bad.
Recommended Action:
  1. Intermittent connections can be difficult to locate. If the Error 42 condition is intermittent, a connection issue is probably the cause. This is definitely true if the Error 42 occurred while the lift was within its normal physical range. Inspect the lift potentiometer connector and repair connection if necessary. If the intermittent connection cannot be found or corrected, replace the lift motor. A lift calibration number of 0 or 255 indicates an open or shorted potentiometer connection. This means the problem could be anywhere between the lift motor and the upper PCA. Typically it can be identified and tracked using an ohmmeter.
  2. Using the appropriate service manual for the unit being tested, refer to the lift calibration procedure. If the information in the service manual doesn't match the lift position/physical lift position of the unit, recalibrate the lift motor. [Something caused the lift motor to be out of calibration. Investigate for cause and correct. Simply recalibrating the lift motor will not solve the problem.]
  3. If the lift calibration number is not 0 or 255 and does not change when the lift motor turns, replace the lift motor.
  4. Check continuity of the interconnect cable or swap with a known good interconnect cable to verify if cable is bad.
  5. Swap the lower PCA with a known good lower PCA to verify if the lower PCA is bad.
  6. Swap the upper PCA with a know good upper PCA to verify if the upper PCA is bad.
Lift Position Value Out of Range Precor Error 42

May 29, 2014 | Precor EFX 5.17i Elliptical Cross-Trainer...

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Thumping from motor reebok treadmill


Seem like your front roller bearings are knocking. Remove the drive belt. Turn machine on. Replace roller if noise goes away with drive belt off.

Jan 02, 2014 | Reebok Competitor RT 5.1 SpaceSaver...

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Top worked fine yesterday but today tried to let down only clicked


It is a hydraulic pump that applies pressure to the 2 hydraulic pistons to raise & lower the top. So, check for something obstructing movement first.

The convertible top:
  • is motor-driven.
  • requires parking brake engaged to complete circuit for operation.
  • is equipped with a back window glass (42006) . The back window glass is permanently attached to the folding top back window curtain (52500) and cannot be opened.
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VISUAL INSPECTION CHART Mechanical Electrical
  • Damaged fluid reservoir.
  • Damaged folding top hydraulic cylinders .
  • Damaged folding top motor upper and lower hose .
  • Damaged convertible top regulator.
  • Parking brake not engaged.
  • Open power distribution box circuit breaker CONV TOP (30A), fuse junction panel Fuse 1 (15A).
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged convertible top switch.
  • Damaged raise/lower relay .
  • Damaged folding top hydraulic lift motor and plate kit .


  • Convertible Top Does Not Raise/Lower
  • Open circuit breaker or fuse.
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged folding top switch.
  • Damaged raise/lower relay .
  • Damaged folding top hydraulic lift motor and plate kit .
  • Parking brake not engaged.


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Jun 29, 2011 | 1998 Ford Mustang

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Replace right motor mount 2000 neon


you need to get a jack, support motor with it, undo motor mount nut/ bolt, raise engine to get clearance, replace motor mount with new one, lower motor back down, replace nut/bolt, you are done. fairly simply, hardest part is working if tight space, easier access from under the car, so support car on ramps or jack stands to help if you can.

Mar 12, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Neon

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1997 chevy astro drivers power window goes down but will only come up about an inch at a time. with about a 5 min wait between attempts to raise it. The switch tested ok. The passenger door window works...


Power Window motor seems to be going . There are two motors in the door panel one to raise and one to lower ....i would replace the raising motor.
Should only take 2hrs for novice.

Oct 24, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Astro

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Frigidaire Dryer making loud thumping noise in back.


Some things to check.
Worn rear drum rollers, idler pulley, or drum front slide kit.
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Hope this helps.

Aug 12, 2009 | Frigidaire GLEQ2152ES Electric Dryer

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Loud thumping while spinning


my friend had this happen,apparrently a bearing was leaking then finally broke!

Jun 25, 2008 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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GE SPACEMAKER MICROWAVE OVEN


Is it a rhythmic thumping, or intermittent, or one thump when it first starts?

If it's rhythmic, it may be a failing turntable motor or stirrer.

If it's a thump just when you hit Start or when the magnetron turns on at the beginning of the cook cycle, it may just be a common noise that they sometimes make due to the magnetic field produced by the high voltage transformer.

Please write back with more details if you need further help.

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