R/C Tech Forums

Sponsored by:
Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Monster Trucks

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Wilton, CA
Posts: 4
Cool need help trouble shooting my savage x 4.6

So, I've had my truck since November and have only been able to use it about 6 times. I broke it in properly and have only used about 1/3 gal of nitro. Right after I broke it in the throttle servo went out. I replaced that and about 45 minutes into running it in dirt on a flat surface I noticed I was losing power. A couple minutes later I knew something was wrong. I picked it up, hit the throttle a little bit, and saw that only the front two wheels are turning. Anyone encountered this or know what I should do? This is my first nitro "rtr" so I don't even know where to start. Any help would be appreciated. The truck is almost brand new and I'm hoping these two issues are not the beginning of list . I haven't even jumped the thing yet, let alone raced it hard. Thanks in advance.
sarcasm13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 02:42 PM   #2
Tech Addict
 
nitrosevers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: post falls,id
Posts: 560
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

Is the rear dogbone (driveline) turning? Have you checked your rear diff?
__________________
This space is available for sponsorships!
nitrosevers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 04:14 PM   #3
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4,583
Trader Rating: 68 (100%+)
Default

The rear center driveshaft sits in what's called outdrives. One is on the transmission and the other is on the rear end. It bolts to the pinion gear. Check both of these and make sure the bolts are there and tight. I believe the bolt is a pin type which goes through the shaft. If this bolt comes out of either one of the outdrives, it will either spin on the tranny shaft or the pinion shaft.
Very good chance this is your problem.
__________________
Dealer for Serpent, Intech, Agama, Pro Speed, JQ Products, Tekno
Alpha,Triton, Picco, Reds, Go, Arrow,Bullitt,Beta
Sponsor- Nemo Racing.
Greg B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 09:07 PM   #4
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Wilton, CA
Posts: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg B View Post
The rear center driveshaft sits in what's called outdrives. One is on the transmission and the other is on the rear end. It bolts to the pinion gear. Check both of these and make sure the bolts are there and tight. I believe the bolt is a pin type which goes through the shaft. If this bolt comes out of either one of the outdrives, it will either spin on the tranny shaft or the pinion shaft.
Very good chance this is your problem.
You are correct. It was the bolt in the rear. Now, Im not sure what bolt goes in its place? There was a back of spare bolts and pins but I dont know if one of those is the replacement or if I need to purchase it separately. Thanks for the info!!!!!!
sarcasm13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 04:17 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net