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Old 12-17-2004, 10:27 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I need a quick answer..

I'm having trouble on a brand new R40 with the clutch not engaging. The problem is definetly the clutch, not the drivetrain as the wheels will turn when you turn the spur gear by hand. I start the motor and the clutch does not engage. Everything seems to be assembled correctly, but I'm just not sure how to adjust the centax clutch. The instructions are no help, so I'm turning to you guys.. help!

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scott needs help shouldnt you be working, come to think of it right now arent you working at a hobby shop doing a customer repair
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Old 12-17-2004, 10:54 AM   #3
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You guessed it Justina. I cant figure out a customers car, hopefully someone with experience with a centax clutch can help me out..
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yeah gas cars are too damn annoying and break down a lot
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try to put a shim behind the flywheel colet.
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I wouldnt put a shim behind the collet that will mess up the front bearing on the motor from rubbing on it. It might be because you need to loosen the nut that tightens down the clutch sping loosen it almost about a half turn and go from there.
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Old 12-17-2004, 02:36 PM   #7
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I think I solved the problem guys, like TexasRacer said, it was the nut that holds on the centax clutch. I loosened it up quite a bit and the clutch finally started engaging. Thanks for the help!

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I had the same problem, you need to besd sure you have the correct ammount of shims and your going to have to loosen the black spring tentioner thing....i dont know what its called, but im sure you know of that super strong spring in the clutch assembely. just loosen it a little at a time untill it is smooth enough for you. trust me..this is your problem. if you got anymore Q's just pm me.
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