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Problem with TMAXX starting FAST need to use in 1 hour!!!

Problem with TMAXX starting FAST need to use in 1 hour!!!

Old 04-10-2010, 07:37 AM
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hey so im pretty young and im new to these. i got this TMAXX from my uncle and it hadnt been run in a while. so actually all i had to do was release it from TDC (force the flywheel to go) then it ran. so then i shut it off...well actually id died on me, so i just left it off. then i went to start it 20 mins later after doing a couple jobs and it wouldnt start. the flywheel would just stick after a couple turns around. so then i took it apart and cleaned/wd40'd the 1 way and clutch. now when i go to use the EZ-start on it it just spins. the flywheel spins but the clutch/spur gear doesnt....did i miss something putting back together? please help i wanna bring it to this baseball game by 11 today!!! got 1:30 mins to help me
lol not really i just wanna have it fixed so thanks in advanced
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:07 AM
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Sounds like the clutch shoes are missing, or stuck.
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Or it's in backwards. But if the Flywheel is spinning then the motor must be turning over. The clutch bell shouldn't be spinning when you try to start it.
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Originally Posted by 2fst2c
Or it's in backwards. But if the Flywheel is spinning then the motor must be turning over. The clutch bell shouldn't be spinning when you try to start it.
i missed he said the flywheel was spinning.
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Old 04-10-2010, 01:04 PM
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Did I understand your note that you wd40'd the clutch?? Go back and clean that with alcohol and get all that wd40 off the shoes and inside of the clutch bell. Here's a how-to on OWB maintenance -

http://www.traxxas.com/support/index...ne+way+bearing


If enghine is turning over but won't start, it may be flooded. Ck area around plug and make sure its clean then pull plug and place rag over the head. Use ezstarter to turn engine over for 10-15sec. Put plug back in and try to start again.
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Old 04-10-2010, 01:19 PM
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ok thanks ill do that... now i have another problem though that i think is the real culprit.....i discovered it by fuel shooting out of the bottom of the cooler fins. i can see the cylander that the pisten is in(not sure wat its called) sticking up. i must not have pusched it down again....i nvr took it out though...wat?? ok well that is not flush with where the pisten comes up to. so then the mixture would not be geting compressed enough to go KABOOM ( ) so i went to take the cooling fins thingys off and guess what.... the stinken screws (or my hex screw or w/e) is stripped. it worked for 2 screws then just turns in the other 2. the hex screwdriver doesnt look very worn though. so now i cant get my fins off so should i just try to cut the screws with some kinda saw? dang y dont i just go pay a lil to get a brand new engine? im gonna look into that in the mean time
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If its the head in the engine thats rounded out, you can try taking a bigger size L wrench and filing the flats a littel at the time until you get it smalle enough so it'll go in the screw head. Hit it with a hammer to wedge it in then use a pr of pliers to turn it - hopelfully it doesn't slip and it breaks the screw loose.

Another thing I've seen work is to clean the stripped head with some motor spray and your best wrench. Use a tiny amount of CA and try to glue the driver into the stripped head. Sometimes this works well enough to let you break the screw loose.

The last way is to take teh right size drill bir and drill the stripped head off. When both have been drilled thru, the cooling head will come off and you can take a pr of pliers and unscrew the the remaining piece of teh screws that are sticking out of the block.

If serious about replacing engine, look into Traxxas Engine Replacement Program.
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k well it works found an allen wrench that is actually the right size. and then just cleaned the header? cooling fins thing and threw her back on... worked good but stalled a couple times and stuff then i blew the spur gear but i have an extra...my neighbors where amazed by it thanks for the help!!
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Are you running it too lean and its overheating?
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