CGE Mount Issues..
Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:01 AM
I have been mount-less for a few months now due to the motor in my CGE decided to die on me. Just be able to get the money to but the motor. Why the mount was down I thought this would be a good time to go ahead and crack it open and re-grease it with some super-lube. I got the motor and installed it the other day but now I have some major back lash issue I believe. When I goto slew the mount I can hold the arrow down for like 3 seconds b4 it start to move in that direction. Would that be backlash? I'm using the same spacers as before. Any suggestion would be great.
Thanks in Advance..
Posted 26 September 2012 - 01:23 PM
Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:23 PM
If you mount has the plastic shims for the worm block, they were probably stacked - mine had one thick and several very thin shims, stuck together with grease. First, I'd suggest loosening the worm block bolts, then push the block toward the wheel gear while retightening those bolts. If that doesn't reduce the backlash, I'd loosen the worm block and remove the thinnest shim from both sides. Push the block toward the wheel gear, retighten the block bolts.
There's also the possibility that the motor spur gear is not concentric with the motor shaft; at one point in its revolution, it will not mesh tightly with the worm spur. However, that gap is taken up quickly when slewing, and wouldn't cause a 3 second delay.
Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:42 AM