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Old 06-10-2014, 04:45 PM   #1
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Slide Out Problem

We have a 2005 Montana Mountaineer 318 BHS. We started having problems with the slideout during Memorial Day weekend. The large livingroom slide started to twist as it was coming o ut. The left side appeared to come out correctly with the right side twisting as it was coming out. Eventually I had to use a adjustable wrench to turn the slide out bar to get it out completely. On departure, I had to do the same to get it back incompletely. Today I was testing and appear to be having the same problem. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:21 PM   #2
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Not sure what slide type was used in 2005 but on my 2012 there is a gear and shaft that runs from the drive mechanism (ram) side to the other end of the slide or at least part way. I have seen the sheer pin/bolt break on one of those gears and the two ends of the slide will not go out or come in evenly.

There is a possibility of binding on one end as well but for sure the slide will not go out evenly if the sheer pin/bolt is broken

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Old 06-10-2014, 05:25 PM   #3
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It sure sounds like a broken shear bolt in the drive line connecting the two gear rails. You can replace it a 1/4" bolt if I recall.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:11 PM   #4
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I think Carl has hit the mark on this one! If and when replacing the bolt make sure it is tempered because a regular bolt will snap under the pressure it endures.
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Ok I have determined the bolt was broken and I have replaced. The problem now is that about 2 -1/2" on the right bottom corner is not sliding completely close. That it is not flush with the side. It is a lippert system. Your comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:05 AM   #6
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By using a wrench to adjust it in and out when the bolt was broken, you have most likely skewered the alignment and the slide needs to be re-adjusted. I've never done one, so I can't help in that respect, but I'm sure someone here can, or else you might have to take it to a dealer.
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Old 06-11-2014, 03:26 AM   #7
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Lippert has a on-line repair manual with detailed instructions on how to adjust the slide. Not too difficult.
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Put the slide out a few inches and remove the bolt you replaced. Use your crescent wrench or what have you and make the measurement from the edge of each end of the slide as close as possible and yet be able to put the bolt back thru the shafts. Put the nut back on the shear bolt and you're good.
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