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I posted this in the beginers help section but maybe it should be here. i have an eq5 and noticed this morning that there seems to be play in the ra axis. with the locks on, if i wiggle the weight bar gently there is play in the ra and the slow motion wheel turns slightly. my question is... is there a thread/video to show how to remove the slack. its only 3 or 4 mth old so i wouldn't think there is any wear in the gears. any help or advice would be great.

Scott

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Hi Scott

If you look above the RA clutch lever where the slow mo control comes out of the mount you will see a nut with a ring nut behind it.

Slacken the lock nut and very very gently do up the ring nut.

This will remove the backlash in the worm gear.

It is important that you only do it a fraction at a time.

When you have adjusted it a tiny bit rotate the RA using slow mo adjuster.

What you are looking for is any tight spots you may have introduced into the gearing.

Continue until the backlash has diminished to an acceptable level.

I you come across any tight spots back off the ring nut slightly.

It is then just a case of trial and error until you get it right.

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Hi Scott

If you look above the RA clutch lever where the slow mo control comes out of the mount you will see a nut with a ring nut behind it.

Slacken the lock nut and very very gently do up the ring nut.

This will remove the backlash in the worm gear.

It is important that you only do it a fraction at a time.

When you have adjusted it a tiny bit rotate the RA using slow mo adjuster.

What you are looking for is any tight spots you may have introduced into the gearing.

Continue until the backlash has diminished to an acceptable level.

I you come across any tight spots back off the ring nut slightly.

It is then just a case of trial and error until you get it right.

thanks steelworker, i'll give that a go.

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