Originally Posted by PhoneDude 8289
I have spent the last four hours trying to find and correct the squeak from the dinette slide. I cleaned and lubed the wipers and seals. The slide is sitting square in the opening with about 1" clearance all the way around. The rack and pinion gears and gear tracks have been cleaned and lubed with dry lube. I disassembled both gear packs and lubed them with a few drops of Mobil 1-10w 30 as per lippert maintenance instructions. When opening the slide does not squeak the first half of the way out, only squeaks the last half, bringing in back in it squeaks till it gets about half way in with no squeaking the rest of the way till it's closed. It'd a horrible squeak much like someone dragging there finger nails across a blackboard amplified. I am open to any and all suggestions for what to check next. The slide is not a Schwintek slide, the slide rides on rack and pinion gears under it.
Yesterday I dropped about 1/3rd of the corplast. I cut it the width of the trailer behind the rear wheels. Couldn't see or hear anything wrong that would be causing such a loud screeching when the last half on the slide is going out or when the slide starts back in. I had DW operate the slide while I was under there, could not see anything binding or rubbing. The slide ram has good clearance through the frame, all mounting bolts of the slide motor and actuator were tight and did not have any marks on them to indicate movement.
Today I'll get a piece of furring strip from HD to fit between the frame. Replace the corplast I took down and screw the seam of the corplast to the furring strip. From what I can tell the screeching may be caused by the underside of the slide rubbing on something that up to now I can't see. There are no marks or scratches on the underside so I'm unsure of my next step. DW said we can live with it but it bothers the heck out of me.