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Old 07-02-2010, 10:15 PM   #1
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Alright so im new to nitro cars and the hobby all together and I got a Tmaxx 3.3 and it was running fine and went out to start it the other day and the wheels started to roll when i hit the easy start button. Now what would cause this to do that or what do i have to tinker with to get it to stop rolling when i hit the easy start

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Alright so im new to nitro cars and the hobby all together and I got a Tmaxx 3.3 and it was running fine and went out to start it the other day and the wheels started to roll when i hit the easy start button. Now what would cause this to do that or what do i have to tinker with to get it to stop rolling when i hit the easy start

Sorry if you need more detail with the problem i can try and give more info

Also ty for any help in advance
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:23 PM   #3
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So i burnt up the old one or something? and any idea what a new clutch setup cost?
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So i burnt up the old one or something? and any idea what a new clutch setup cost?
probably around 30$ fro the revo/tmaxx

maybe bearings those are a little cheaper
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$7.99 buys you the stock clutch and spring. Most likely, the spring is broken. Cheap fix.
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That happened to me on my RC8T was the bearings. 10 for 10 bux a-main. just pull the clutch bell and look its easy to figure out.
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So the clutch bell is the black plastic gear or is it the small metal one?
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nvm i did a google search for a picture and found one
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The clutch bell is the small metal one, and your spring broke most likely because for some reason the shoes out last the spring.But it is a 7 dollar part at the hobbytown i work at.Hope this helped.
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Alright thank you for all the help i went to town and ordered the clutch bell, the bearings for it, and i also ordered the spring and shoes should be here Friday coming up let you know what happens from there.
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Also quick ? what would cause the spring to break or even the bearings to go out so fast...I've only done the break in period and maybe 10 tanks of fuel after that and i haven't been jumping it yet... just curious so I don't wear it out so fast next time.
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It's not you. I got a 3.3 maxx about 3 months ago (my 5th maxx truck) and about 2-3 tanks after the break-in, my clutch spring snapped. I think they are just weak metal, and with the heat it's exposed to in the clutch, they don't last. I've replaced the spring twice before 2 gallons have been run through it. Thankfully, as mentioned earlier, it is a simple fix. If another one goes, it's time to upgrade for me, I've got no use for a bunch of clutch shoes with no springs, lol.
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