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On autostar I can move the telescope up and down with the remote and not right and left. Motor gives the sound that if it is trying to move right and left but nothing happens till I do manually and then start moving.

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The Azimuth clutch is slipping-- have you tightened the knob in the center of the base-- push the handle to the left. There is a tiny set screw on the side of the knob -- you can loosen it and remove the knob and position it further to the RIGHT on the bolt.

Posted on Dec 05, 2010

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