Hi all, I know this is an old thread but, but I also have a belt issue with the ST4000 and thought I would revive the thread. My problem is that when the autopilot
is disengaged (both the latch is in the off position and the auto pilot is in the standby position) the belt continues to catch and makes it difficult to turn the wheel and when the whee does turn it often makes a rattling sound as if the the belt is being dragged over the gear
I've tried installing a new belt and cleaning
the inside wall of the autopilot
wheel. The next thing I'm going to try is to sand the inside wall of wheel on which the belt touches with fine sandpaper. I don't want to lube it because of course this where the belt gets traction when it is engaged. Has anyone else had this issue?
Obviously it's an old piece of equipment
and the plastic is worn and the fit of the wheels that track the inner plastic wheel with the outer casing that is attached to the wheel are worn. But when I put it back together without the belt the inner plastic turn very freely within the outer casing.
Any thoughts, experience or ideas would be appreciated.