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I hear a click in the motor when I engage the joystick. What acn it be?

The click sounds similar to a solenoid click in a car.

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    Pat Wilson Apr 30, 2013

    There is a noise in the left mkotor when I use the joystick, either forward or backward. It's similar to a click of the solenoid in a car.

  • Pat Wilson
    Pat Wilson Apr 30, 2013

    Can anyone tell what it might be? Everything moves smoothly, no dragging or pulling.

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You need to worry when you don't hear a click

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