does not rotate around the Azimuth when using the Autostar. I have taken the bottom off the scope and all appears to be working.
I turn on the Autostar and when getting to the Easy alignment option, I press the left or right, the motor starts, all the cogs turn, including the worm drive and
including the cog around the shaft, so all is working as it should there. Also the tension lever is working as when I turn it, I get the usual pressure and can also
see the end of the shaft, where the wires come out, also turning. Also the large black disc is slightly loose when there is no tension but when I tighten the tension
lever, there is no movement at all in the black disk so that also appears to be tightening in conjunction with the torque lever tension being applied.
So everything seems to be working other than the telescope itself is not rotating.
I have read that it may be associated with a lubricant issue or the clutch is slipping maybe because it was unused for a long time? I have read all the articles here
about pulling the shaft out etc which all seem horrendous so hoping that someone might know the simple answer and fix.
I can add that when I took the bottom off I noticed that the plastic bracket that goes around the larger white cog connected to the worm shaft was cracked and that
the screws holding that part were loose which may be why that cracked, however I have removed that cracked portion and tightened the screws and all the cogs engage properly.
This is not the cause of the problem as mentioned above, all cogs engage and turn, it's just the shaft itself that presumably turns the scope is not engaging or slipping.
Picture attached. Hoping someone has a solution.
Edited by stucker23, 03 April 2021 - 09:08 PM.