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Old 01-10-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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guys today i was driving my car and the rear wheels started to not spin. if you give it alot of gas you have to wait like 5 seconds for them to spin. whats with that?
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need more details. what car etc..
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its a off road buggy. tornado s30. it is made by redcat. i got it since christmas and drove like a total of 18 tanks maybe?
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its a off road buggy. tornado s30. it is made by redcat. i got it since christmas and drove like a total of 18 tanks maybe?
probably sticking rear brakes
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a couple guys bought those off some online store neer our track dose it give a jerk wen the rear weels start pulling if so then replace the rear diff if not then loosen ya bias on ya rear brakes
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it is definitly not the brakes! when i press the throttle all the way, the thing goes to where its supposed to. so the brake is not stuck. the thing would not move at all if the brakes were stuck
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sounds like your wheel bearings are locked up.

Lets hope that's what it is. Because the other problem (not shimmed or meshing properly) could be a bigger problem. It could also be your universal joint cups etc. But my bet would be rear bearings.

Does it lock up then unexpectedly free itself? Or is it just stuck like permanently?
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If the bearings are an issue won't it cause problems just rolling it? Do the rear wheels bind when trying to roll it?

I am guessing it is something else since it is unlikely that the bearings on both side would go at the exact same time.
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sounds like your wheel bearings are locked up.

Lets hope that's what it is. Because the other problem (not shimmed or meshing properly) could be a bigger problem. It could also be your universal joint cups etc. But my bet would be rear bearings.

Does it lock up then unexpectedly free itself? Or is it just stuck like permanently?
if you give it full throttle it takes a few seconds for them to spin. my guess is the transmission.
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center shaft grub screw. highly doubt its brakes or rear diff.

that or axle pins falling out, broken, or missing from factory (some of those cheaper cars have those kinda QC issues)

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that is also what i meant.

Your hubs, cvd etc are not connected
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I agree with the wild guess that a set-screw is loose. Maybe use a little thread lock when you figure out which one is loose.
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