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Old 09-25-2008, 06:43 PM
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so i bought a revo about two weeks ago and today i was driving it and all of a sudden it locked up, i had just adjusted the slipper clutch. now it wont even roll forward, i dont know what the problem is or what i may have broken. like i said it wont even roll forward and it sounds like something is crunching in the center diff. any feed back would be greatly appreciated. thankks,

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so i bought a revo about two weeks ago and today i was driving it and all of a sudden it locked up, i had just adjusted the slipper clutch. now it wont even roll forward, i dont know what the problem is or what i may have broken. like i said it wont even roll forward and it sounds like something is crunching in the center diff. any feed back would be greatly appreciated. thankks,

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you may have over tightened the slipper, and burned up some chit. take out the trans and look it over.
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Here is a tip, put that Revo POS on ebay and then go out and buy yourself an LST2. Problem solved
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Here is a tip, put that Revo POS on ebay and then go out and buy yourself an LST2. Problem solved
LST2 he should just sell it and get out of MT all together!
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Originally Posted by smithjeeps View Post
so i bought a revo about two weeks ago and today i was driving it and all of a sudden it locked up, i had just adjusted the slipper clutch. now it wont even roll forward, i dont know what the problem is or what i may have broken. like i said it wont even roll forward and it sounds like something is crunching in the center diff. any feed back would be greatly appreciated. thankks,

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The only way is like jpalessi said pull out the trans
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It cracks me up that every new guy to the hobby goes out and buys an MT. THE HARDEST to work on and maintain out of all the choices! I guess they just look so cool. I remember thinking hmmmm Monster truck is for me it will go anywhere and never break. Oh that was a painfull year!
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what cracks me up is u guys given a new guy a hard time. a MT is the most fun for bashing around. but u guys are just to cool for your own good.


u may have tighten the slipper to much and broke a gear in side the trans. pull the trans, and take it apart. cool thing about traxxas is the parts are easy to find and wont kill your wallet.
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Could have lost a set screw in the trans and its lodged in the gears? The revo doesn't have a center diff. If you take the front and rear drive shafts out do you get the same sound when turning one the the wheels ... what I'm getting at , is maybe one of your diff's went out and when you roll it your feeling the diff gears grinding and not the trans?

Just a thought.
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Originally Posted by NOS2stage View Post
what cracks me up is u guys given a new guy a hard time. a MT is the most fun for bashing around. but u guys are just to cool for your own good.


u may have tighten the slipper to much and broke a gear in side the trans. pull the trans, and take it apart. cool thing about traxxas is the parts are easy to find and wont kill your wallet.

Maybe you should read my post again Jagoff. I did the same thing he did. MT's ARE alot more maintenance and more complicated than a buggy or truggy. But they look so cool and that is why new guys buy them. I was not giving him a hard time so check yourself. If I had any experience with a Revo I would be more than happy to offer advice. They are alot of fun but for a person new to RC the learning curve can be kinda steep. I can't tell you how much money I sunk into my first MT trying to learn what I am doing. My LHS made a mint off me! Thinking back I wish I woulda started with something simpler. Have a nice day!
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ok, so beyond all of the bickering. yes im new yes i bought a monster truck, no not only because it looks cool, right now im a basher im learnin what i can and cant do, also learning how to work on them which is something i dont mind doing at all, parts are much cheaper than like lets say my atv, or bike. once i feel i can diagnose a problem my self and feel fully confident in my abillities as a "mechanic". also when my driving skills are completely up to par, i will upgrade to that buggy or truggy, then i will go to the track and hopefully do pretty well. so i guess i have to drop the tranny and open it up huh?
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ok, so beyond all of the bickering. yes im new yes i bought a monster truck, no not only because it looks cool, right now im a basher im learnin what i can and cant do, also learning how to work on them which is something i dont mind doing at all, parts are much cheaper than like lets say my atv, or bike. once i feel i can diagnose a problem my self and feel fully confident in my abillities as a "mechanic". also when my driving skills are completely up to par, i will upgrade to that buggy or truggy, then i will go to the track and hopefully do pretty well. so i guess i have to drop the tranny and open it up huh?
Pull the tranny and see if the truck rolls.. if it does you'll know it a prob with the trans. Also check all the CVD pins, sometimes in the revo they'll back out.. I would always use a lil CA glue when i put the pins in.
You are new to this hobby, don't let the revo turn you off. I've seen it happen before.. 1/8 scale cars a MUCH easier to work on and maintain, and don't break half as mcuh as the MT's. good luck!
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Pull the tranny and see if the truck rolls.. if it does you'll know it a prob with the trans. Also check all the CVD pins, sometimes in the revo they'll back out.. I would always use a lil CA glue when i put the pins in.
You are new to this hobby, don't let the revo turn you off. I've seen it happen before.. 1/8 scale cars a MUCH easier to work on and maintain, and don't break half as mcuh as the MT's. good luck!
Thanks dude.
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http://www.traxxas.com/support/kb_se...l&cat=0&id=594

I found this really helpful when i was running revo. Steve Slaydon's pit pass always has good info. look around on Traxxas's site... it's great!
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i had a pin back out of one of drive shafts and its locked up like that. It sounds like you may have broke a gear in the trans though. when the pim back out of the shaft it locked on and broke my ring gear in my rear diff also. So make sure you look over both diffs also. And welcome to the hobby its spendy so get used to that
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i had a pin back out of one of drive shafts and its locked up like that. It sounds like you may have broke a gear in the trans though. when the pim back out of the shaft it locked on and broke my ring gear in my rear diff also. So make sure you look over both diffs also. And welcome to the hobby its spendy so get used to that
well after rippin it down that was the problem, one of the pins came loose i think the e clip fell off and the pin slid out it actually bent like 90 degrees. after replacing the pin it seems to be running fine, im lucky i didnt burn out something in the tranny. i also put a little super glue on all of the e clips on all of the pins on the drivetrain just to make sure it doesnt happen again. thanks guys,

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