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Well, I thought I had it sussed, until last night.....I have got rid of the clicking and jerking of the mount, but now the axis is slightly loose. I can wobble it about and the clutch isn't as tight. ARGH. Sometimes now when slowly slewing it doesn't move I have to start pushing it then it will carry on. Is there a certain tightness the screws need? Or is it play by ear?

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Sounds like you have it balaced better but are now suffering from excessive backlash in the wormgear not sure which mount you have but it should be able to adjusted

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  • 2 weeks later...

That clicking is the motors built in clutch preventing damage due to - gear meshing too tight, poor balance, worm adjustment, etc...

Its a horrible noise but no harm done.

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