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Old 06-01-2014, 07:27 PM   #1
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Hydralic slide stuck part way out

On my front left hydralic slide i heard a grinding noise and the slide wont come in the last 5 inches It wont go back out either. It sounded like a roller broke or something is jamed in it. Is there any way to access the under side of the slide to examine the rollers or see if anything is stuck like a floor tile or something else. The hydralics are working but not enough power to over ride the jam. Any advice?
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:09 PM   #2
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Are you able to get under slide on outside and pull down the rubber seal and look under the slide with flash light to see if anything is suck under it, also look on top just to make sure nothing is under the topper. Just suggestions.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:37 PM   #3
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X2 on checking on the top. I had the same thing happen once. Found I left the TV remote on top while keeping it away from the kids. When I slid it out I didn't catch it, but coming in, It ground to a halt.

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Old 06-01-2014, 09:55 PM   #4
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I checked on top and nothing blicking it up there. Since it is only 5 inches out it is tough to see under the rubber seal. Seems to be zero clearance between the floor and the bottom of the slide. It might have jumped of of alignment. Have spent hours crawling under the slide and in the storage bays. I even checked the syncing rod/gears that Phil57 is lubricating on that thread. Hopefully the dealer can look at it tomorrow as we were planning on leaving this week for vacation
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:14 PM   #5
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That's a tough one Marty. Sure hope its something minor. Seams like a lot of slide issues lately.
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Let us know what you find out, may help one of out down the road. Thanks and good luck
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:55 AM   #7
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We had a similar problem a few years ago. The rack and pinion gears had some teeth break off. New parts had to be installed and the slide realigned.

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Old 06-02-2014, 08:02 AM   #8
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Marty,
Not sure what (other than something stuck) could be causing a grinding noise. When my slide broke a tooth on the rack and pinion mechanism, it went with a loud bang. Hopefully it is something simple and they can get if fixed quickly and get you on your way. I know you have a good relationship with your dealer and hopefully they will take care of you again.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:21 AM   #9
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Could it be the slide is out of adjustment take a tape measure and tape it from the wall side to the slide on both sides.
The grinding may be the slide clutch engaging to early or because it is binding for some reason.
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At the dealer now and hopefully by this afternoon we will know what is wrong and how long it will take to fix. First glance it looked like the rod on that drives the rack and pinion might be bent, but cannot be for sure until they pull it apart. The slide on the right side is out 1/2 inch further than the left side (closest to the front of the couch) indicating it is also our of alignment. You might expect that if the rack and pinion jammed or jumped an gear. Will let you know what they find out
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