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Old 07-06-2008, 04:12 PM   #1
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Arrow STARTER BOX GETS STUCK!!!!!!

Every time i try to start my buggy on the starter box it feels like the motors get hung up on the brushes or something because it just jams up and i have to physically rotate it to free it back up. The gell cell is fully charged so it's not the battery. I have had it stored for a little bit but i had put after run oil in it before i stored it. I have checked both motors in the box and they both work seperately so i am stumped. Can anyone help me out as i would like to race it in two days time but only if it starts Any help would be great. Thanks
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Do the motors in your starter box get stuck or does your nitro motor get stuck? When you say you put after run oil in it and stored it, what are you referring to? Just based on what I can interpret it sounds as if your nitro motor still has a lot of pinch and you need to heat the crankcase up with a hairdryer or heat gun before running so as to loosen the piston/sleeve up.
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I had the same problem and found one of the bearing in the wheel frozen.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:48 PM   #4
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I pulled the wheel out and checked the bearings as that was one of my initial thoughts but when i did they were fine. I just went and bought a pull start mechanism for the sts .30 that i have but i would prefer to run the backing plate. Anymore help would be great
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I would check all electrical connectors. Solder the connections on the motors, batteries, and main switch.

Check the pressure switch for current flow. Maybe clean the contacts with fine sandpaper and elec contact cleaner.

Check to make sure the drive belt isn't binding.

Check each motor for metal things stuck to the magnets inside the motor can. I found a staple that binded up an electric motor. The clearance between the comm and arm in the motor is very tight, and it might be hit and miss (sometimes it binds, sometimes it doesn't.)

Those are the things I can think of. Good luck and tell us how it goes.
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I pulled the wheel out and checked the bearings as that was one of my initial thoughts but when i did they were fine. I just went and bought a pull start mechanism for the sts .30 that i have but i would prefer to run the backing plate. Anymore help would be great
throw your starter box away.

stick with the pullstart you cant go wrong with a PS.
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throw your starter box away.

stick with the pullstart you cant go wrong with a PS.
I don't know which is worse - you not knowing enough to tighten a glowplug, or advising to use a pullstart.
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I don't know which is worse - you not knowing enough to tighten a glowplug, or advising to use a pullstart.
I said in my other thread: I was in a hurry and forgot.

dont act smart, it doesnt suit you.
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