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HEQ5 PRO clutch won't stay engaged when slewing

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#1 Halfstar

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:47 AM

I have an HEQ5 Pro mount, and after changing the Dovetail unit to accommodate my Dovetail plate to fit my RASA8, I loosened the DEC clutch lever and re positioned it so it would lock under the Dovetail plate,

I am able to plate solve and Polar align with no problem, but when I try to slew it to a specified location, the clutch disengages and results in loose Declination. 

Does anyone know what might be going on?

 

I saw a post on here that described a build up of grease that causes clutch slipping the technique for removing grease from the RA clutch, by removing the lever and the button, would it be the same technique for the Declination clutch?


Edited by Halfstar, 27 September 2020 - 11:05 AM.



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