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Old 06-28-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy Brand new NITRO 4TEC 3.3 (Engine works spins, wheels dont work?)

So i got my brand new model 4807 traxxas nitro 4tec yesterday.
This morning I went to begin the break in procedure. I followed all steps accordingly except ONE! I forget my body at home for steps 2 thru 5.

In the middle of step 4 on my full speed 3 second or so passes (Not letting it hit 2nd gear, although once or twice it did) the wheels stopped responding. I pressed the gas on the controller, and the engine worked, the belts spin, the exhaust/resonator or whatever you call it spit out blue smoke as usual, but wheels, nothing.

Also now Im having problems starting my car and keeping it running, it starts, then 2 seconds later shuts off. I changed the glow plug and air filter but no help. Im guessing its the idle or high speed needle or something not sure, but that I can fix.

IM MAINLY concerned about the wheels not responding anymore. What can be wrong? What should I look into, I dont wanna take anything apart that I dont have to.

Please help.

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Old 06-28-2010, 07:33 PM   #2
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Talking wheels not spining

i think you stripped your rear differential i dont know if that is the problem tho
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:12 AM   #3
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are all three belts spining? (Front, side and rear)
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:15 PM   #4
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Ahh i feel so stupid!
One of my gears on the engine was missing!
My first gear wasnt being spun, im such a dummy haha thanks for the help guys
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:39 PM   #5
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luckilly u found the problem..blown diff might be some the cause,sometime blown spur might cause it as well,miss alignment of the engine..
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