ST 5000+ seems fine but the drive not working.
The drive was noisy but started showing error "drive stop" on the autohelm
, and now makes a ticking noise
like the motor
wants to run but is somehow jammed.
The drive has "A12010 1210043" on a label and I assume is the predecessor to the M81120.
folk advise it is not worth paying for repair, but due to the cost of a new one (well over $1000) I wonder if i might try myself. I haven't dismantled as yet but looks straight forward.
Should motor/gears/pump run for short bursts without hydraulic lines connected? (i.e. To bench test)
I suspect the motor
is fine, can the gearbox
and hydraulic pump be removed and serviced?
I know a new one would be nice but.....I see motors are available, maybe the pump side is as well?
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