astro-babys guide to stripping and rebuilding the Synta EQ6/Orion Atlas mount
The Synta EQ6 Equatorial Mount
The EQ6, EQ6 Syntrek and EQ6 Pro along with the NEQ6 and Orion Atlas versions are all the same basic mount - the only difference in the Syntrek/GoTo versions is the motors, the power board, the main board, the handcontroller and the cosmetics. The strip down procedure will be identical.

I would advise you read through all of the sections a few times before starting work to familiarise yourself with the process. The case study contains useful information for mounts which may require replacement of their shim washers.

CAUTION - The EQ6 is a very tough challenge and unless you have a fair degree of technical ability I would advise against attempting a rebuild. However, you can with a modicum of tools and some patience tune the worm gear to reduce play in the mounts axis.

1 - Strip Down and Cleaning of the Declination Axis 
2 - Lubrication and Reassembly of the Declination Axis
3 - Strip Down and Cleaning of the Right Ascension Axis
4 - Lubrication and Reassambly of the Right Ascension Axis
5 - Worm Gear Adjustment, Motor Removal/Installation, Misc.
6 - Supertune the EQ6 -Addendum
7 - EQ6 Case Study and Shim Washer Considerations NEW
8 - EQ6 Appendix - Development and Software Releases NEW
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