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iOptron MT bearing replacement
      #5917114 - 06/12/13 02:32 PM

I am about to replace the bearings in my MT with Timken bearings and have a couple of questions.

1) I was able to disassemble most of the way pretty easily. However I have some parts of the bearings that are "stuck" (the tapered pieces that the roller bearings fit into - forgive me that I don't know what it's called. Sleeve?) I presume these are pressed into the mount housing? How should I remove them for replacement?

2) the bearing at the bottom of the mount - the roller part won't come out. I don't know what's keeping it in but I don't want to brute force it and potentially damage things. I loosened the two set screws on the round plate immediately below but that doesn't appear to have done anything.

Some time ago I *thought* I came upon a page with detailed pictures and descriptions but can't seem to find it now. Would appreciate some help with this. Thanks!

EDIT: Never mind - I understand now.

Edited by khobar95 (06/13/13 12:42 AM)

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