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Old 03-23-2020, 06:00 AM   #1
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Transtorque bushing

On my kitchen slide there are 2 transtorque bushing, to the left of the motor and 18 inches down to the right of the motor. When reading instructions on how to line up slide, it says "the" transtorque bushing. Do you only loosen the side you are adjusting, or do both need to be loose?
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Luckily I've never had to adjust mine, but did have to replace a drive motor with transtorque for a friend in a Newmar fiver , but JMHO just loosen the side you need to adjust.
Remember do not force the jam nut as you loosen it , back it off slightly then tap the bushing housing to release the internal cones , then back off the nut some more , repeat till you can move the shaft the required amount.
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I only loosen the side I want to move.

Also, when you loosen it be careful not to move that end of the slide far enough for it to run down the ramp if you have a flush floor slide. Don't ask how I know.
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Thanks for the info.. So that whole shaft is 3 pieces, yes? The left shaft, motor and center, and right shaft
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On mine it is. I assume so you can replace the motor if needed. I haven't needed to do that yet.
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Thanks, i'm gonna limp down the road to another park where they have concrete pads. I'll call Newmar to verify the adjust.. Where can you get a 1.5 inch open jaw torque wrench? They look real pricey. I've got a long rachet strap. I think ill strap the back side in from the inside for the journey.
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1 1/2 inch " crowfoot " in 1/2 drive is the tool you need, to fit a standard torque wrench , Napa should have them individually , places like Harbor Freight , might have .. but part of a set.

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1 1/2 inch " crowfoot " in 1/2 drive is the tool you need, to fit a standard torque wrench , Napa should have them individually , places like Harbor Freight , might have .. but part of a set.


Been there done that, a couple of times. I had to loosen both bushings on the kitchen slide. And if it goes down the ramp, it just takes a couple of more guys to push it back in.
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Thanks!! I have regular slide not flat floor. The slide is about 2 in. short of flush inside in the front and the same in the back when retracted. i should be able to loosen the left side and push it out from inside i hope. i just dont want loosen the bushing and have the slide move or anything weird.
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1 1/2 inch " crowfoot " in 1/2 drive is the tool you need, to fit a standard torque wrench , Napa should have them individually , places like Harbor Freight , might have .. but part of a set.

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When you use a crowfoot on a torque wrench you need to adjust the torque setting accordingly. There are extension calculators on the internet that can do the conversion for you. In this application it probably doesn't matter but could in other applications. Just a heads up.

Here's a calculator but there are plenty more to be found.

https://www.norbar.com/Home/Torque-W...ion-Calculator
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Thanks!! I have regular slide not flat floor. The slide is about 2 in. short of flush inside in the front and the same in the back when retracted. i should be able to loosen the left side and push it out from inside i hope. i just dont want loosen the bushing and have the slide move or anything weird.
If you put a pipe wrench on the shaft, the slide moves pretty easily. I've had to do it a couple times when no help was around.
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Thanks, ill try that pipe wrench first. i got a really big pipe wrench. I'm hunkered down now for 2 weeks on a concrete pad, dead level. did you put the wrench after the bushing?
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Thanks, ill try that pipe wrench first. i got a really big pipe wrench. I'm hunkered down now for 2 weeks on a concrete pad, dead level. did you put the wrench after the bushing?
anywhere convenient on the shaft should work.

On one of our first trips, the kitchen slide wouldn't come in. Called Newmar they told me to get a wrench to loosen the transtorque and get 3-4 people to help push in the slide. We did that and then were directed to go to a Newmar dealer who happened to be maybe 100 miles from where we were. Went there and they found that the chain that operates the slide had broken, so they got a masterlink to repair it and adjusted it. The guy doing the work was an older gentleman and he was easily moving the slide with a pipe wrench. So, when I got home , I ordered a crows foot and put a pipe wrench in my tool box.
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Thanks, ill try that pipe wrench first. i got a really big pipe wrench. I'm hunkered down now for 2 weeks on a concrete pad, dead level. did you put the wrench after the bushing?
You need to loosen and release the trans torque before you try to turn the shaft with a pipe wrench. I wouldn't loosen the trans torque using a pipe wrench as they can squash the nut out of round.
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