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Old 10-23-2021, 01:06 PM   #1
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Replacing Slide motor

Time to replace the main slide motor on my 2002 Eagle. Do I replace it with the slide fully open, closed or open just a few inches?

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Old 10-24-2021, 12:42 PM   #2
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Wherever it's easiest to access the motor/gearbox. Shouldn't matter where the slide is position...as long as you keep the gears and tracks the same.

I've only replaced my BR slide motor unit....and in that case I had the slide fully extended for ease of access. Good luck.
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Wherever it's easiest to access the motor/gearbox. Shouldn't matter where the slide is position...as long as you keep the gears and tracks the same.



I've only replaced my BR slide motor unit....and in that case I had the slide fully extended for ease of access. Good luck.


Access is wide open whether it is open or closed. I guess I am wonder if fully extended, will there be pressure on the slide motor trying to keep it fully opened. I guess I can always use the manual crank if I need to ease off the pressure.
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There’s always some pressure on it as that’s what the electromechanical brake is for no matter what position.
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Thereís always some pressure on it as thatís what the electromechanical brake is for no matter what position.


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The way I did it: Extend a few inches, release the brake, use a big wrench to get the tension off the slide motor shaft, remove the old, put in the new.
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The way I did it: Extend a few inches, release the brake, use a big wrench to get the tension off the slide motor shaft, remove the old, put in the new.


Perfect. Thatís what i was thinking.
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Perfect. Thatís what i was thinking.
I'm sorry I wasted your time with my responses.
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I'm sorry I wasted your time with my responses.


You did not. I appreciate all information.
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Put the slide out about 3 inches. Took out old motor and put in new motor. Had the brake off so I could insert the drive shaft and then spin the motor to align with the mounting holes. Bolted it up.

Took all of about 2 minutes. I wish all my repairs were this easy.

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Put the slide out about 3 inches. Took out old motor and put in new motor. Had the brake off so I could insert the drive shaft and then spin the motor to align with the mounting holes. Bolted it up.

Took all of about 2 minutes. I wish all my repairs were this easy.

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"Everything is easy when you know how." (I forget who said that, but I like it a lot.) Glad it worked out and you got it done!
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