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Old 02-09-2007, 05:24 PM
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Check for a broken wheel bearing ....
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:35 PM
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I've had 2-3 instances where something similar has happened with my fk04.

Check the bearings in the hubs. One can be siezed or extrememly bad compared to the others and cause this to happen.

Check the camber links of the car and make sure there is no binding.

I'm not sure the effect, but I have had a bad thrust bearing cause me problems. The really small balls that are caged in a washer inside one of the outdrives was busted. According to my manual it is part # 309072
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:35 PM
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Check toe in and camber.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:31 PM
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check to see if your fk05 is an xray not a tamiya.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:40 PM
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Guess I will replace the bearings in the hubs. I already changed the thrust bearings in the diffs so I doubt it is that.

Im actually waiting for the TA-05R to come out , if priced right I may get that as a primary or secondary ride.
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Old 02-10-2007, 01:04 AM
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check the hinge pins, shock shafts, shocks, front axles, castor blocks, and steering knuckles.

sometimes when my car is acting wierd and i can't find the problem, i do a complete teardown. usually just taking it apart will either reveal the problem or fix whatever was loose.
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Old 02-10-2007, 04:15 AM
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take your car apart and rebuild it according to the manual

and no calipers , use a hudy setup stand
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:59 AM
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Check the arms for hairline cracks. I had same problem with my T2 and found both front arms with hairline cracks. One of them did not show up unless I twisted arm with my hand.
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:15 AM
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Thanks all. Look like I'll do a complete teardown.
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Old 02-10-2007, 06:43 PM
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:20 PM
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Check your steering endpoint adjustment. You probably have more steering left than to the right. Nobody ever checks that.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:46 AM
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Ended up being a bearing. In particular, the rear right on the outside of the hub.

Replaced the four in the back and am ordering a new complete set just to have things all even.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
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