Engel fridge slide rattle??

Submitted: Friday, May 26, 2006 at 17:05
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Hi all,
I have a 40 litre Engel fridge on an Engel fridge slide which really rattles and anoys the hell out of me while driving?
Has anyone else encounted this problem and is there a fix before i go crazy?

There seems to be a small gap between the release lever which allows it to slide forwrds and back by a couple of mm.

anyones help would be greatly appreciated.

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Reply By: DiD 05 Paj - Friday, May 26, 2006 at 18:32

Friday, May 26, 2006 at 18:32
Have you tried to adjust the rubber stops/ guides,( I assume the original engel slides have them. I got mine from the guy that make engel and his own) they are adjustable by alen keys???
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Reply By: drewab - Friday, May 26, 2006 at 20:18

Friday, May 26, 2006 at 20:18
Yeah mine rattles as well, very annoying. I have tried adjusting it, but the rubber stops are mounted to a plastic strip, so if you adjust too tight the stops just bend up. I have thought of putting a bolt through the rubber to stop flex. Would be good to hear from others.

Cheers Andrew
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Reply By: HJ60-2H - Friday, May 26, 2006 at 20:25

Friday, May 26, 2006 at 20:25
I used a gate catch/bolt thing spring loaded on mine. Stoped the rattle for good, especially when you remove the rattlly Engle catch thingie.
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Reply By: Graham56 - Friday, May 26, 2006 at 21:30

Friday, May 26, 2006 at 21:30
Mine used to rattle, same prob small amount of free play between the slide and the catch the quick fix was to break out the mig and put a small weld on the end of the slide to fill inthe gap, then filed it back to a snug fit, did it about 18 months ago been perfect ever since. some times it's the simple fix that works best.
Hope this helps.
Cheers Grahm
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Reply By: Member - Alan (WA) - Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 01:01

Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 01:01
Mine seemed to have a little movement - so I put a small round felt pad (that you put on the bottom chairs to stop them scratching) at the rear on each side where there seemed to be a little gap. - no movement now.
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