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Old 04-27-2003, 03:26 AM
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Hey guys, I know that you Savage Freaks out there can answer this for me. I have the Savage that every one loves so much and I had to take out the transmission (and just about everything else) so I could replace the brake and now when I push the truck back it'll go back, but I have to give it a good bit of force. I can't remember if it was this tough to push back before or not. I've tightened the infamous tranny screw and that doesn't seem to be making a difference. Can you guys tell me what might be causing it to be difficult to push back? Or is this normal. I hate that none of the LHS's around here know jack crap about Savage's. Living in Texas I think that it's a requirement to only know about Traxxas stuff.
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Old 04-27-2003, 03:49 AM
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the best way is tear it completly down and put it back together


for real: stick a screw driver in it and pry it back down but make sure the trany mounts go under neath the motor mounts ..
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Old 04-27-2003, 03:51 AM
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br052602 - what am I supposed to be putting a screwdriver in and prying back down? I'm not sure what you are referring to.
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you have to pry on the ladder chassy just enough against the tranny so it can be pried back down, and yes it is normal to have the problem.
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Old 04-27-2003, 04:31 AM
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When you say push it back what are you refering to? Do you mean roll the truck backwards?
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Old 04-27-2003, 04:55 AM
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Rex, yeah, just giving it a nudge backward doesn't work. I have to actually give it a good push to get it to move and once I stop pushing it back it doesn't roll on it's own like it would going forward.
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Old 04-27-2003, 05:00 AM
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try backing of the screws that hold the brake on 1/4 to 1/2 turn and see if that helps any also maybe check your gear mesh on the spur for any binding sometimes when I take out my tranny I need to re-adjust the engine mounts screws
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Old 04-27-2003, 05:06 AM
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Thanks Rex. The brake is plenty loose, but I'll take a look at the mesh on it. Unfortunately, I don't know too much about these trucks yet (I normally fly planes), but hopefully I'll get the hang of it soon. How are you like that GPM brake hub? That's what I threw on mine.
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Old 04-27-2003, 05:15 AM
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It's pretty sweet and is holding up fine to the new double brake system.I forgot to ask you if the you have a NEW reverse module or anything?When I put mine in it went fine forward but kinda stuck a little bit going backwards after a few times running in reverse it stopped and rolls fine in both directions.
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No, I haven't added the reverse module yet. Still working on going forward consistently right now. Can't get the blasted thing tuned in just right. everytime I try to start it, it'll start up but die almost immediately. Getting on my nerves. As soon as I can, I'm going to take it to the LHS and get the Guru's to help me out.
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if it's dieing when you give it throttle it might be getting to much fuel.Try turning the low speed needle clockwise 1/8 turn and check the carb to see if theres a 1mm gap when fully closed.
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Old 04-27-2003, 05:40 AM
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Well, actually, sometimes it'll wait until I give it throttle and then other times it'll start and by the time I make it my TX it'll die.
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Thats frustrating.You think it's ready to go and then it dies.Does it run ok when you've driven it for a while or does it still die when it's sitting?My stock engine and my 8port do that sometimes but I just blip the throttle until I can get it to the road and it runs fine once it warms up.Sometimes I even have to give it 1/4 throttle while I'm starting it before it will fire up.
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The last time I actually ran it, it ran fine. It was a huge pain in the A** to get started, but once I got it running, it was fine. But since then I haven't been able to get it to run long enough for me to set it down off the table in my garage and drive it outside. I know that I just don't have the tuning right, but it's definitely been getting frustrating. Might not be so bad if I had the Jump Start for it so I wouldn't end up with so many blisters every time I try to run it.
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Old 04-27-2003, 06:08 AM
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Yeah....electric starts are nice I wonder if that will work on my 8port.HPI says it'll work on the force .25 but i'm not sure if it's the same bolt pattern.It took a week for the blisters to go away after I broke in my Savage and after 2 months I had them again from the new engine..lol
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Yeah, that's why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to a new engine. of course, I need to get this one fully broken in. Well, thanks for the advice. I'm heading to bed now.
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