Celestron CG-5⁴, CGEM², C6-N, C6, C8, Nexstar 8SE, 6SE, ONYX 80 EDF, Orion ST 80 A Vixen R130SF w/Porta II mount William Optics ZS110 ED APO, FLT 132 Triplet APO, SV70 ED SV115T20 Wicháhpih'a
Quote:Remove the sprur gear inspection screw and look at the gear mesh for the RA axis.Stan
Quote:It sounds as if the gear mesh is to wide for the spur gear on the motor to the spur gear on the worm gear shaft. On the side of the main body of the mount, just below the worn gear shaft plastic end covers, there are some chrome slot head screws. Remove these screws and you can see the spur gears.Stan
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Quote:I hope that you brought a full set of allen wrenches with you because it is likely that you need to adjust the worm spacing more than the spur spacing. If gears are binding, like it sounds, it is the worm spacing that is the problem. If things are simply noisy, then the spur spacing (and wobble) causes that.
Quote:oh you could also have pushed the two spur gears so tightly against each other that the motor stalls...
Quote:Here is the current sound along with the declination sound at the end which is still normal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EVV-pdAJ_c